Grant, Ulysses S.

In an area of the battlefield known as Grant’s Circle, General Ulysses S. Grant is memorialized sitting atop Kangaroo, the horse that accompanied him during the siege of Vicksburg.  According to legend, every full moon General Grant rides his horse through Vicksburg National Military Park.  Since Vicksburg is considered by many to be Grant’s greatest military accomplishment, perhaps the Union general wants to ride around and relive his past glory!  No one knows for sure.  It is also said that if you are wandering around Grant’s Circle at the nigh, the general’s eyes will glow green and he may even tip his hat to you.

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