"Fox," Dog Mascot of the 61st Ohio Infantry

Tom Elmore

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An image of “Fox” made by Brady's National Photographic Galleries in New York shows the dog mascot of the 61st Ohio looked something like a Domerman Pinscher. Captain Frederick Stephen Wallace of the 61st Ohio, then Acting Topographical Engineer, sent the image to his friend, Lieutenant George Young of the 143rd New York, and wrote in pencil on the back:

Fox, born in Camp Denison, O. [Ohio], [present at the battles of] Freeman’s Ford, Rappahannock Station, Sulphur Springs, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. (Source: Military Images, September/October 2006, vol. XXVIII no. 2, p. 18)

See also, https://www.gettysburgdaily.com/ele...th-licensed-battlefield-guide-stuart-dempsey/
 
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Mrs. V

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Interesting to note that the dogs ears are trained upright. That isn’t the natural pose of the ears, they are clipped and formed to be that way. Still, a lovely doggo. I am sure he lifted the spirits of all who encountered him.
 
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