Monthly Archives: October 2018

A mysterious Civil War dog story for Halloween

An often-told legend of the Battle of Gettysburg involves a Southern general, his grieving widow and his loyal dog. Mississippi General William Barksdale was severely wounded during his brigade’s gallant charge at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Near midnight, Union … Continue reading

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The Faithful Hospital Dog

Among the many memorable figures that Civil War nurse Sophronia Bucklin recalled in her memoirs is a dog who belonged to one of the regiments at Point of Rocks Hospital. His name may be lost to history, but he was notable … Continue reading

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