Old Abe, the American War Eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War. Old Abe was in thirty-nine battles during the Civil War including Fredericktown, and the Siege of Vicksburg. Old Abe was not just a mascot, but became a patriotic symbol for the entire nation
The Pig War between the US and Great Britain. 'While the Americans dug in, the British conducted drills with their 52 total guns, alternately hurling solid shot into the bluffs and raised rocks along Griffin Bay. It was all great fun for tourists arriving on excursion boats from Victoria, not to mention the officers from both sides who attended church serves together aboard the Satellite and shared whisky and cigars in Charles Griffin’s tidy home.'
BRITISH WW II From waste paper to munitions of war..What kind of items were recycled during the War? • Tins and Metal - For aircraft and tanks, weapons etc. • Boiled Bones - To make glue for aircraft and glycerine for explosives. • Kitchen Waste - For feeding pigs, goats and chickens. • Paper - for munitions. • Rubber - for tyres.16