Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to the Dogs-- Part 1

Earlier this month I wrote about pit bulls in my Cooter's History Thing Blog and then did two entries in this blog regarding pit bulls Jack and Sallie who served with two Pennsylvania regiments. Continuing with the dog story in the war. From the Dec. 16, 2010, Examiner "Military dogs during the Civil War." Dog service during the Civil War is not what they do currently in the military. They were primarily mascots and companion animals. George Armstrong Custer is pictured with his trusty dog in one photo. There is also the story of a Confederate dog killed at Gettysburg and given a military funeral by his regiment. Bow Wow. --Old Secesh

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