Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: Little Sorrel
- Here's a picture of stuffed Little Sorrel on display at VMI and the url for
the main VMI museum website. The site is well worth taking a look at.
Here's a short write up about Little Sorrel after his death.
It should be noted that Stoneman and Jackson were both members of West Point
class of 1846 so they knew each other very well.
> According to Jackson's biographer, Dr. James I. Robertson, followingit
> Jackson's death at Chancellorsville, Anna Morrison Jackson took Little
> Sorrel to her home in N.C. Eventually the horse was returned to VMI where
> became an institution of its own to the cadets. Little Sorrel, known asfrom
> Fancy to the Morrison family, died at the age of 36 in Richmond and its
> stuffed remains much later put on display at VMI.
> Paul Barringer, son of Brig. Gen. Rufus Barringer, a former
> brother-in-law to Jackson ( Barringer married Anna Morrison's sister,
> Eugenia) tells an interesting story of Little Sorrel/Fancy being taken
> the Morrison home during the 1865 Stoneman's Carolinas Raid. Mrs. Jackson,sent
> remembering that her husband and George Stoneman had once been friends
> 8 year-old Paul with a note to Stoneman asking for that horse and another
> one that also belonged to Jackson be returned to the family. When Paul
> arrived in Stoneman's camp the general was not there but his subordinate
> read the note and not only returned the two horses but allowed the servant
> who had accompanied little Paul to take back their mules as well.