john a. mcclernand

dailymail.co.uk
Home where Ulysses S. Grant launched a battle is vandalized by thieves
Historic Civil War-ear home from where Ulysses S. Grant launched a victorious and pivotal battle is vandalized by thieves who strip the home of its support beams, wood, and brick.

Thieves vandalized and destroyed and took away much of the wood, bricks, and beams of historic 200-year-old A.K.  Shaifer House in Port Gibson, Mississippi’s Department of Archives and History said Thursday.

During the war, the house also served as a headquarters for Gen. John A. McClernand’s GHQ and a Union hospital, according to Natchez Trace Travel

‘It boggles rational minds at the depravity of some of those in our midst who clandestinely rob historic sites and openly remove monuments to our forefathers!’ said a commenter on Facebook

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