Confederate re-enactor Dan Walters, a member of "Hildebrand's Raiders" from Pilot Knob, MO, shoots his revolver toward Union troops over his horse Sonny during the battle. Walters said he has trained the horse, a Missouri Foxtrotter, ever since he was born, how to carefully "fall" over in battle.
The Battle and capture of Newton's Station in Miss. in 1863 during the Civil War by Union troops commanded by Gen. Benjamin Grierson, a former Jacksonville music teacher and shop keeper, was recreated as part of Grierson Days at Jacksonville's Community Park on Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013. The raid was important because it created a diversion which enabled Union commander Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to cross the Mississippi River where he captured Vicksburg shortly after. Saturday's battle featured over 100 Union and Confederate Civil War re-enactors on the 150th anniversary of the event, known as Grierson’s Raid. View gallery here