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Sally, The Famous Civil War Mascot


View this wonderful video BELOW about Sally, the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Pit Bull) mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. She saw action at the battles of Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Cedar Mountain, and Petersburg. And she marched with the regiment in review before President Lincoln. She guarded her dead and wounded soldiers in battle until she was killed herself at Hatcher's Run, Virginia.


See tomorrow's post: Civil War Animal Mascots.


VIDEO CREDIT: National Geographic

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Deborah Hufford

Author, Notes from the Frontier

Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular NotesfromtheFrontier.com blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook

 

Deeply devoted to social justice, especially for veterans, women, and Native Americans, she has served on boards and donated her fundraising skills to Chief Joseph Foundation, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Homeless Veterans Initiative, Humane Society, and other nonprofits.  

 

Deborah's soon-to-be released historical novel, BLOOD TO RUBIES weaves indigenous and pioneer history, strong women and clashing worlds into a sweeping saga praised by NYT bestselling authors as "crushing," "rhapsodic," "gritty," and "sensuous." Purchase BLOOD TO RUBIES online beginning June 9. Connect with Deborah on DeborahHufford.com, Facebook, and Instagram.

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