Thursday, June 29, 2006
Grey Eagle, 1860's Photo
A carte-de-visite photograph taken by Luther R. Cheeseman, 27 East State Street, Trenton New Jersey. Written on the left side of the photograph has been written "Grey Eagle" in pencil. Judging from the mount behind the photo and the address of the photographer, this photo was taken in the early 1860's, during the civil war.
The sire of Traveller (General Robert E. Lee's mount during the war) was a horse named Grey Eagle, born in 1835 and who died in Morrow County Ohio on July 4th, 1863. I wonder if this is that great race horse, who lost to Wagner in perhaps the most famous race of the 19th Century...at Louisville Kentucky in 1839.