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The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers

The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 film set during the American Civil War. It was directed by John Ford and starred John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers. John Lee Mahin and Martin Rackin produced the movie and wrote its screenplay. The film was loosely based on Harold Sinclair's novel of the same name, which in turn drew from the true story of Grierson's Raid and the climactic Battle of Newton's Station. In April 1863, Colonel Benjamin Grierson led 1700 Illinois and Iowa soldiers from LaGrange, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, through several hundred miles of enemy territory, to destroy railroad and supply lines between Newton's Station and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grierson's r ... more on Wikipedia

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