Civil War Animals and Mascots

Civil War Animals and Mascots

Did you know … There were many different animals that traveled with the soldiers during the Civil War. Horses pulled the cannons on caissons. Horses worked hard during the war. Hauling cannons was one of their important jobs. The cannons were placed on a two-wheeled structure and pulled from battle to battle by horses. Horses were also used by soldiers in the cavalry. These soldiers rode horses to find enemy camps. The most famous horse was Traveller, ridden by General Robert E. Lee. General Stonewall Jackson rode Little Sorrel. General Ulysses S. Grant’s favorite horse was named Cincinnati. Mules pulled supply wagons. There were about 25,000 mules at the Battle of Gettysburg alone, so thousands of the animals worked hard throughout the war. Mules were...

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