Museums Battle for Possession of Horse's Head
Posted by Cordite Eposognatus on Fri 14 Feb 2003 - 11:08
"Old Baldy" - the horse of Civil War General George Meade - continues to wade through battle 121 years after his death. The Grand Army of the Republic Museum and the Civil War Library and Museum both claim ownership of Old Baldy's head and want it for their own.
Old Baldy was one tough trooper, taking quite a bit of damage during his term of service in the Civil War. He was shot in the nose at Ball's Bluff, Va., in the neck at Antietam, and in the lung at Gettysburg.
Despite this, he lived to the respectable age of 30, whereupon his head was mounted. The rest of his "life" is almost as bizarre...
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