Lunch lecture will reveal the real story of the horse soldiers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Natchez — Historic Jefferson College in Washington will offer a free lunch-time presentation on Thursday, titled “The Real Horse Soldiers.” H. Clark Burkett, Historic Jefferson College’s historian, will present the lecture that looks at a comparison between the movie that starred John Wayne, the book by Harold Sinclair and the real event of the actual Horse Soldiers.

Burkett has been employed as a historian with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for 24 years at Historic Jefferson College. This lecture at noon will be followed that evening at by a screening of the movie, “The Horse Soldiers,” at 6:30 p.m. in Raymond Hall.

Both are free of charge and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, please call HJC at 601-442-2901 or send e-mail to

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Historic Jefferson College is located off Hwy. 61, in Washington, four miles northeast of Natchez. Historic Jefferson College is a branch of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.