General William Grose

HCHS is housed in Civil War General William Grose’s home, which was built in 1870.

Remembering Gen. William Grose

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in General William Grose, Historically Speaking | 0 comments

‘Look out, here comes Gen. Grose!’ Grose was a leader in war, peace and local advancement This painting of Gen. William Grose hangs by the staircase in the Henry County Historical Society museum on South 14th Street. He’s pictured here with his horse “Tennessee.” (David Burns / C-T photo) By DARREL RADFORD Historically Speaking Let’s turn back the clock to 19th century New Castle. You’re on Broad Street on a quiet, peaceful day. Then suddenly you hear the sound of a galloping horse and someone says “Look out — here comes Gen....

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The day Gen. William Grose died

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in General William Grose, Historically Speaking | 0 comments

By DARREL RADFORD HISTORICALLY SPEAKING It was a late Monday afternoon in July 113 years ago when a well-known New Castle soldier fought his last battle. Gen. William Grose, the Civil War hero who worked under such legendary names as Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and Gen. Don Carlos Buell, died on July 30, 1900, at his home on South 14th Street in New Castle. “Universal grief” was the description one report used as word spread that the general was gone. The impact was felt not just in New Castle, according to the New Castle Courier. “There are very few of the older families in Henry,...

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The general’s 200th birthday

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in General William Grose, Historically Speaking | 0 comments

Kevin Stonerock’s portrayal celebrates Gen. Grose Kevin Stonerock portrayed a Civil War union soldier at the Henry County Historical Society Tea. (Darrel Radford / C-T photo) By DARREL RADFORD dradford@thecouriertimes.com Before the cake was served, conversation included “hard tack” – that simple but rather tasteless biscuit that had an amazing shelf life. There were no candles, but plenty of light was shed on the Civil War. Likewise, there were no gifts, but plenty of sacrifice. In other words, it was a birthday observance which Gen. William Grose might have...

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