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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)
e streets of Lexington alongside of General Lee astride of his more famous war-horse Traveller. Lucy Long was a present to General Lee from General J. E. B. Stuart in 1862, when the former was conducting the Sharpsburg campaign. That summer George Lee was standing in a skirmish line holding Traveller. The horse was high-spirited, impatient and hard to hold and pulled the General down a steep bank and broke his hands. For a time he found it necessary to travel in an ambulance. It was thet sorrel mare. General Stuart purchased her from Mr. Stephen Dandridge, the owner of The Bower, a country place in Jefferson county, famous in that day for its hospitality and a famous resort of Stuart with his staff when in that locality. General Lee rode Lucy Long for two years until, when in the lines around Petersburg, she got with foal, and he sent her to the rear, and once more mounted Traveller. She was stolen just before the close of the war, and after the surrender was found in th