Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Civil War Oddities #121

When there was a lull in the fighting near the Mule Shoe salient at Spotsylvania, regimental cooks butchered an ox that had wandered into Federal ranks. Because it had accompanied fighting men for several days and was regarded as a pet by the men from New York, some were so furious at the slaughter of the ox that they refused to eat its meat.