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Loyal Hearts: Histories of American Civil War Canines
Soldiers during the American Civil War adopted many exotic mascots. They ranged from alligators to badgers and bear cubs to wildcats, but none were as common, loyal and affectionate as dogs. The total number of canine mascots from the period is not known, but a few attained minor celebrity status and were memorialized on reunion buttons and monuments. In this book, Mike ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by Schroeder Publications
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Aug 22, 2014 Cyndie rated it liked it
Recommended to Cyndie by: Gettsyburg National Battlefield
Worth the read just for the pictures of civil war soldiers with adorable white fluffy dogs. I really enjoyed these stories and hearing how much hope animals gave to people during hard times of the civil war. Even before we had formal working dogs there were dogs helping our armed forces. Honestly only wish there was more information and wonderful stories to fill this book. Lovely.