Chamberlain’s Charlemagne

the-generals-horsesYou did not want to be General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain‘s horse… The job application really should’ve included something like “extreme hazardous conditions; great risk to life and limb.” As the story goes, six horses were shot while Chamberlain was riding them. A bad luck rider?

Chamberlain’s horse toward the end of the¬†American Civil War¬†was Charlemagne. Really for all the things this amazing horse did, he ought to be in more paintings and sculptures. Continue reading