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  • Genre:PETS
  • SubGenre:Horses
  • Language:English
  • Pages:145
  • eBook ISBN:9781623098537

Mare with Mysteries,Robert E. Lee's Other Warhorse, The Lucy Long Story

by Susan Anthony-Tolbert PhD

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Lucy Long was Lee's other warhorse during the CIvil War. The reader will bet to follow her life through periods of rest as well as through periods of intense combat. Lucy along with Traveller served Lee very well during th war. She survived but at the conclusion of the war she was lost to General Lee for a time. There are interesting mysteries surrounding her life until the Lee's found her. The little sorrel mare's adventures and the Lee's effort to find her are chronicled with actual letters and historical documents.
This is the story of LucyLong, Robert E. Lee's little mare, who served alonside Traveller in the Civl War. Though not as famous as the General 's beloved gray horse, she certianly was deeply loved. Lucy had a wonderful life filled with adventures, with periods of rest at splendid plantations of her era and peaceful days as a beloved family riding horse. For a time after the War she was lost to the Lee family. Their search for her, their eventual reunion and some of the mysteries surrounding her from the fall of Richmond in 1865 to Christmas of 1866 make an interesting read. And above all else, Lucy was a survivor. Though an unlikely warhorse with her quiet, easy disposition and soft way of going, she was one of the longest living horses that actually served and experienced combat condition in that war.
About the author
Susan Anthony-Tolbert, Ph.D. , a retired professor and reseach psychologist is currently a freelance harpist and marimbaist in the Northern Neck and Tidewater areas of VIrginia as well as Maryland. Throughout her academic career, she published numerous textbooks and research articles in social psychology, personality theory, observational methods and cross-cultural stuides. All her life, Susan has been an avid horsewwoman and currently lives on a farm with her husband and their equine companions.