( From June 1864 - On the left is Egypt, presented to Grant by admirers in Illinois, and named for the district in which he was bred. The horse in the center is Cincinnati, a present from a St. Louis gentleman, who on his deathbed sent for Grant and presented him with this horse. The black pony to the right is Jeff Davis, captured in a cavalry raid near Vicksburg on the plantation of Joe Davis, brother of the Confederate President.)
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Jeff Davis, Egypt, and Cincinnati:General Grant's Favorite Horses
Jeff Davis, Egypt, and Cincinnati:General Grant's Favorite Horses. This article is by Fredie Steve Harris. It originally appeared in Western Horseman, (Sept. 1977), 56-57. President Grant owned many horses in his lifetime. This article is about three of his favorites from the American Civil War.