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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General R. E. Lee's war-horses, Traveller and Lucy long. (search)
nted in the monument, and as I once owned this horse, I herewith give you some items respecting this now famous war-horse, Traveller. He was raised by Mr. Johnston, near the Blue Sulphur Springs, in Greenbrier county, Virginia (now West Virginia); was of the Gray Eagle stock, and, as a colt, took the first premium under the name of Jeff Davis at the Lewisburg fairs for each of the years 1859 and 1860. He was four years old in the spring of 1861. When the Wise legion was encamped on Sewell mountain, opposing the advance of the Federal Army under Rosecranz, in the fall of 1861, I was major to the Third regiment of infantry in that legion, and my brother, Captain Joseph M. Broun, was quartermaster to the same regiment. I authorized my brother to purchase a good serviceable horse of the best Greenbrier stock for our use during the war. After much inquiry and search he came across the horse above mentioned, and I purchased him for $175 (gold value), in the fall of 1861, from Ca