Animal Mascots of the Civil War
The Civil War was fought by citizen armies that often had their own, very un-military, ways of fighting. One thing they did was to bring or adopt animals of many kinds. This talk will focus on those much-loved unit mascots. Professor Hamish Lutris, History, Capital Community College, presents the idea of using animals to represent military units throughout history will be discussed, as well as the particular animals honored in Civil War lore and memorialization.You will learn more personal side of a war that is often examined only in terms of casualties and logistics.
- Thursday, May 17, 2018
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
- Kathleen Larkin