Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Man’s Best Friend

While in Gettysburg last year, I spent several days looking for the 11th Pennsylvania volunteers monument.(Hint, if you ever go to Gettysburg, buy the book with the photos of all the monuments in it. It is well worth the money and you won’t run around in circles looking for the interesting ones. Yes we got the book on the last day and will be taking it with us this time.)Anyway I was looking for this monument because I want to find Sallie

Sallie was a little dog who was their during the battle. She stayed On the field both during and after the battle of Gettysburg, She stayed with the regiment's dead and wounded. After Lee's army retreated from Gettysburg on July 4th, members of the 12th Massachusetts found her still alive. The dog was weak from lack of food and water. Sallie was unfortunately shot and killed during the fighting on Feb. 6, 1865 at Hatcher's Run VA.


Photo taken of me and Sallie Sept. 2008

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Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

I didn't see this one when I was there (didn't buy the book!). Great story. But I did see a dog monument. I think it was an Irish wolfhound.

April 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

So where on the battlefield is this one so I can find it in August??

April 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

What a great story thank you for sharing this with us bloggers.

Coffee is on.

April 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Linda, I will have to check the book again. I forget ha ha. Actually Leslie is right, their is more than one dog. The Irish Brigade (spell check on that word) has one with the wolfhound. I don't think I have a photo of it though.
Pepperlady I am glad you are enjoying the information

April 21, 2009 at 11:45 PM  

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