Letter writer: Information wanted on Civil War horses

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I am currently collecting poems, letters, sketches, essays and other writings about the horse’s crucial but much underappreciated role in the American Civil War.

My plan is to compile the list of titles into a collection to be shared with educators and readers. (More than a million horses died in the bloody four-year conflict, yet their vast contribution and sacrifice is often overlooked or ignored. I would like to do something to help change this.)

I can be reached at jpelliott16@aol.com or 828-775-4523.

— Joe Elliott


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2 thoughts on “Letter writer: Information wanted on Civil War horses

  1. Lydia Godwin

    Have you considered contacting Visitor Centers located onsite or near Civil War battlefield? While traveling across the east coast on a Civil War Battlefields Undergraduate Road Trip in spring I met a man volunteering at Antietam who participated in C.W. reenactments in the cavalry with his horse. He was quite knowledgeable on the topic. Might be worth a call to their museum /visitor center.

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