Friday, January 6, 2017

Mort Kunstler's Civil War Calendar for 2017, January: Lee's Horse

JANUARY 2017

AN APPLE FOR TRAVELLER

"There are few relationships more appreciated than that of a horse soldier and his mount.  During the American Civil War, over a million horses perished in service to their respective causes.

"Few of them are more remembered and revered today as much as Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveller.  Buried at Lee Chapel, at the same site as his commander, this dappled gray American Saddlebred was known for his speed, strength and courage in combat.

"Lee acquired him in 1862, and rode him throughout the war and beyond."

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