Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Civil War Oddities #119

Men of at least three Wisconsin regiments took pet badgers to war with them, and an artillery battery from the same state had a raccoon. At least one Confederate unit from Arkansas had as its mascot a wild cat, and a Louisiana regiment took a pelican to war. Members of J. E. B. Stuart’s first Virginia Cavalry cautiously kept their raccoon described as enormous tied to a captured gun.

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