Mort Kustler Civil War Print Framed Col. Grierson
Here are Colonel Grierson's Butternut Guerrillas at Newton Station, Mississippi, April 24, 1863. * * * Artist: Mort Kustler * * Title: "Grierson's Butternut Guerrillas" * Medium: Print on acid free canvas textured paper * * Image Size: 13"x10.5" * * Edition: Framed and matted calendar printing * * Framing: In high quality mahogany frame * Matte: choice of 4 colors, Navy Blue, Leaf Green, Grey, Burgundy Red (please specify) * Overall Size: 18"x16"Condition: Excellent condition * Early on the morning of April 24, 1863, a gray-clad band quietly rode into Newton Station, Mississippi. No one suspected the trouble that these men would be causing the enemy - not the Union, but the Confederacy! They were the Butternut Guerrillas, Union soldiers dressed as Confederates, and the advance part of Colonel Benjamin Grierson's raiding force of seventeen hundred men. At Newton, the guerrillas captured one train, and then pounced upon another, destroying vital supplies meant for Vicksburg. Then they raced into Louisiana. After a ride of six hundred miles in sixteen days, during which the guerrillas wreaked havoc, only twenty-six were killed, wounded, or captured.