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

By Anika N. Jensen

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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

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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
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  1. Abuse
  2. Animal abuse
  3. Animal-assisted activities
  4. Animal health and hygiene
  5. Animal roles
  6. Animals in culture
  7. Animal Treatment and Diagnosis (Non-Drug)
  8. Animal welfare
  9. Health
  10. Horses
  11. Mammals
  12. mules
  13. Pet ownership
  14. Pets and companion animals
  15. Physical environment
  16. Service animals
  17. Social Environments
  18. treatment
  19. war