Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mississippi Trivia

64. Fred Grant the teenage son of General U.S. Grant, accompanied his father on the Vicksburg campaign during the Civil War. While in Jackson, to watch the raising of the U.S. flag over the dome of the state capitol building, the young man removed (we wouldn't want to accuse the General's son of stealing) a smoking pipe from the governor's office as a souvenir.

From visitmississippi.org

1 comment:

mrs.h said...

Mr. H's grandad's name was Fred Grant. I wonder if there's a family connection. Stonewall's brother is in my family tree