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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General R. E. Lee's war-horses. (search)
veral years after the death of General Lee, Traveller, who was turned out for exercise and grazing during the day, accidentally got a nail in one of his fore-feet; this occasioned lockjaw, from which he died despite of every effort for his relief. He was buried in the grounds of Washington and Lee Uuiversity. Some years after the death of Traveller, Lucy Long, who was also turned out during the day for exercise, in some way injured one of her hind legs. After the leg healed, General G. W. Custis Lee put her in the keeping of the late Mr. John Riplogle, of Rockbridge a (lover of horses), paying for her board. Mr. Riplogle dying, Mr. John R. Mackay, subsequently took charge of her. She was hearty until the winter of 1890-‘91, when she began to fail. She died in the spring of 1891, at the age of thirty four years, and was buried on the farm of Mr. Mackay. Some three years after the close of the war, Ajax, who was turned out during the day, when not used, ran against the iron pr