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Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War

By Anika N. Jensen

Category Soft Literature

The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and General Ulysses S. Grant’s three war mounts, including one pony stolen from a plantation belonging to Jeff Davis’ brother, rested comfortably in fame and verdant pastures until the ends of their lives.


Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2015
Publication Title The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History
Volume 103
Pages 51-66
Publisher Gettysburg College
Location of Publication Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  1. Abuse
  2. Animal abuse
  3. Animal-assisted activities
  4. Animal health and hygiene
  5. Animal roles
  6. Animals in culture
  7. animal treatment
  8. Animal welfare
  9. Health
  10. horse abuse
  11. Horses
  12. human animal treatment
  13. Mammals
  14. mules
  15. Pet ownership
  16. Pets and companion animals
  17. Physical environment
  18. Service animals
  19. Social Environments
  20. war