Colour photos of monuments


The National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia commissioned a monument to the Civil War cavalry horse. Rather than portray a hearty horse, the monument shows an exhausted, malnourished horse, still faithful and serving, even though it was clearly near the end of its rope. We don’t know what happened to its master. The monument accurately depicts the condition of Civil War cavalry horses, and shows the frightful toll that endless hours of marching and picketing took on those proud beasts.