My last post was a bit of a downer because it related to the horses killed in the Leister farm yard, so I thought I would bring the room back up with a happier horse story that you may be familiar with.
Frank, the Gettysburg War Horse was a veteran of the Civil War. He was assigned to Issac R. Swartout, private of Battery D of the 1st NY Artillery. Frank first saw action with his owner at Gettysburg on July 1st 1863. He proceeded to participate in 14 more battles from The Wilderness and Cold Harbor, all the way thru to the surrender of Lee at Appomatox Court House April 9th 1865. He was purchased by Isaac after the war and remained with him the rest of his life. Here is a photograph of Frank after the war.
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