The War Horse Memorial, Virginia Historical Society , Richmond, Va. - An inscription on the granite reads: 'In memory of the one and one half million horses and mules of the Confederate and Union armies who were killed, were wounded or died from disease in the Civil War.'
from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile
The Day Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses
The Day Sir Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses: A little known fact of history is that were it not for Sir Winston Churchill, thousands of war horses would have been left behind at the end of World War I. The idea of abandoning the loyal animals was more than life-long equestrian Sir Winston could stand, so he jumped into action. Read his remarkable story in this blog post today!
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee & Traveller. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee & Traveller Traveller was by far the most famous horse ridden during the Civil War. Gen. Lee's saddle & horse tack is on display at the Museum of the Confederacy Richmond VA.
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
Probably the most famous photo of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, beating "the fastest horse in the world" War Admiral at Pimlico, November 1st, 1938. Both horse and jockey George Woolf gaze right into the camera while all else is a blur. I love this photo.
Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero. The story of Sgt Reckless, a horse so heroic during the Korean War she was promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps, and is listed alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and John Wayne as one of USA’s all-time heroes
Rocky Hill Castle is a historic plantation home in Courtland, Alabama. Built in the 1820's, but when the Civil War broke out it was used by Confederates as a hospital. Some say that the spirits of Civil War soldiers and tortured slaves haunt the premises, as well as the mysterious 'lady in blue'.