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Old Abe, the War Eagle
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02/15/2010
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A cavalry regiment from Wisconsin had a Bald Eagle as its mascot during the Civil War.

 

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Celebrating Presidents' Day! A cavalry regiment from Wisconsin had a Bald Eagle as its mascot during the Civil War. Named “Old Abe”, in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, this eagle accompanied Company C in nearly 40 battles. After the Civil War, Old Abe retired to the Wisconsin Capital, appearing in parades and visiting veterans’ conventions.
For more about Old Abe, visit the Wisconsin Electronic Reader.


 
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