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Old Abe, the War Eagle
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The bald eagle "Old Abe" was a Wisconsin regiment's mascot during the Civil War.


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Abe Lincoln's Birthday! An infantry 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.


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