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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