General Grant's Grand March

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GENERAL GRANT'S GRAND MARCH. Irish-American, March or Schottische. O'Neill (1913) remarks the tune was a favorite of Kildare piper John Hicks (born c. 1825, said to be a protege of the famous Kildare piper "Sporting" Captain Kelly), who emigrated to America around 1850 and made a living playing in cities around the country. Hicks died in 1882, the victim of a sandbag assault by thugs as he was approaching the Hoboken ferry to return to his home in New York after playing a gig in New Jersey. The title refers to the hero of the Union, General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Army of the Potomac.

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