"A scene on the roadside near Summer Camp" by Edwin Forbes (Library of Congress)
Joe Gannon of “The Wild Geese” Irish heritage website tells the story of Patrick Callaghan, blacksmith of the 1st Vermont Cavalry, and his devoted terrier Mike. The illustration above is the result of what Joe Gannon says was a chance encounter between artist Edwin Forbes and Callaghan’s blacksmith forge. What a lucky meeting, since it helped to preserve Mike’s story!
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