Class Year

2018

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

9-15-2015

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

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 [excerpt].

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.