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"...Grant rode a saddlebred named Cincinnati, Sherman's horse was also a
saddlebred named Lexington. Stonewall Jackson had one named Little
Actually, Grant's "Cincinnati" was a Thoroughbred, by the Kentucky
TB "Lexington," the "Blind Hero of Woodburn." Sherman's "Lexington"
was also a TB, named (probably) after the famed Lexington just mentioned.
"Little Sorrel" was, by best accounts, of Morgan blood. He was picked
out of two carloads of horses, part of a trainload of supplies bound for
the Union forces, captured by Stonewall Jackson in July 1861 at Harpers
Ferry, VA. Actually, Jackson picked out two sorrels; "Big Sorrel" was
to have been his and "Little Sorrel", or "Fancy," was for his wife.
"Big Sorrel" proved to be hard-gaited but the little one was just right.
General Sheridan rode a black Morgan he called "Rienzi" who gained
fame on the celebrated dash to Winchester.
I've been following the discussions of bloodlines and breeds, and as
many of you know, I ride Morgans and will not switch to any other
breed, for endurance or whatever! Cheers (;-), Connie B
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