Last remaining Civil War horse died in Bristol

At about 5 p.m. Aug. 2, 1896, a horse died on Stoney Point Plantation near Bristol, Tenn.

Seldom is the death of a horse mentioned in a local newspaper. But not only did this one receive a front page write up in the Bristol News, but other area newspapers took up the story and newspapers all over the South followed through with notices of the event.

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