This one is easy to miss, gentleman far left, seated on the ground in protective charge of this little scrap , who General Napoleon Bonaparte McLaughlen included in his staff.
We loved, adored, cherished and delighted in our dogs. This is unsurprisingly from just one of the school texts, " D " for " Dog ", never " Donkey ", " Door ", " Deer " or Dice ". Dog. Because, what else? Also unsurprisingly, they went to war, however unfamously.
Gens Stoneman and Nagle, and a dog someone convinced to wake up, eventually- isn't he wonderful?? Near Richmond, 1862
Unclear whose dog is front and center with Grant,Hooker, Harney, Dodger, Gibbon, Potter and Sherman, but going with Grant. Or Hooker. Fort Sanders.
The 11th Pennsylvania's beloved Sally, forever unable to eat the treats by her immortalized nose at Gettysburg, must be the stand-in for the uncounted numbers of her kind who followed masters to war, or were adopted along the way. Grgrgrandmother's brother, David Adam, 11th Pennsylvania, in point of fact, was killed at Gettysburg. It's always been a little comforting to think he must have known Sally.
Early in the war, 1861, 7th New York State Militia
There are well known, if not famous ' dog ' photos. With the exception of Custer's, none of these count. Custer's is actually unusual since he had quite a few dogs, not just one.
Nameless and named, you run into these astonishing companions, in LoC photographs. Some happy, a few bored- but we hear war can be an awfully boring portion of one's life, without all the shooting, all, you just know, adopted reminders of some shedding, panting, smiling, toothsome collection of fur at home, waiting at the window.
General A. Ames , and staff, with a furry orderly
A Sally look a like, of the 153rd New York, unsure where
Snoozing dawg must have become bored, like they do, after the photographer took too long placing everyone. napping in the middle of photos seems to be a ' thing '. Brigade HG, Fort Lincoln, unclear which
Few more, hang on.....