Little Sorrel, Stonewall Jackson's War Horse

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    The mounted hide of his famed war horse, Little Sorrel. Jackson obtained the sorrel gelding shortly after the war began and was riding him at First Manassas when General Barnard E. Bee made the statement that gave Jackson his lasting nickname. He rode Little Sorrel throughout the Valley campaign and was astride the little horse when he received his fatal wound.

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    1. horsetrainer~Mary~ 67 months ago | reply

      I always have mixed emotions about 'stuffed' horses but your caption is wonderful. Again it illustrates that bond between the mounted soldier and his horse. and is that St. Francis reflected in the glass? how appropriate that he would be there, the patron saint of animals!

    2. tink tracy 67 months ago | reply

      This is so interesting. The only other stuffed horses I've seen personally were the World's Tallest horse and the World's Smallest horse at Ripley's Believe it or Not. I guess I don't mind stuffed creatures if it has historical significance.

    3. oldsouthvideo 67 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I'm not too keen on stuffed horses either, I have to admit though it was nice to see and was treated with great respect by the Museum and staff.

    4. jsbuys 67 months ago | reply

      Do you know when they put her behind glass? We were there last summer and she was out, just roped off.

    5. oldsouthvideo 67 months ago | reply

      I'm just guessing She was probably glassed in to prevent damages from visitors and the enviornment maybe.

    6. kjcarolina 67 months ago | reply

      Soo interesting, th u soo much, i'm glad we know our soldiers were also animal lovers. I also heard there was a dog that was laying with the dead and wounded at Gettysburg. How fascinating, someone should do a story on the connection with the animals and the soldiers?

    7. LoyaltyOfDogsDotCom 17 months ago | reply

      Like the faithful dogs who accompanied soldiers in the Civil War, many horses were steadfast companions who shared a remarkable bond with their soldiers. It is good to see Little Sorrel remembered!

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