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More About “Old Sorrell”

The story of “Old Sorrell”, Stonewall Jackson’s warhorse who was eventually stuffed and mounted and displayed in the dining hall of the Virginia soldiers’ home, becomes stranger and stranger (even as it veers further and further off-topic). Here’s the rest of the story: Taxidermist F. S. Webster was called to Old Sorrell’s deathbed (deathstall?) soon enough …

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Georgia Veteran’s Show-Biz Uniform

William “Uncle Josh” Bush was reportedly Georgia’s last remaining Confederate veteran when he died, at age 107, in 1952. (According to friends, Bush “fought as a 16-year-old infantryman” in the Civil War.) Georgia state officials planned his funeral in Fitzgerald on November 14. In Atlanta, Governor Herman Talmadge lowered the state flag to half staff …

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