I read this earlier and thought it would fit here. When reading about animals in wartime, the cavalry horses always seem to take the forefront. I really like the story about that bear cub that Polish troops adopted and "served" with them throughout the war, and other stories about "war animals" have always interested me. And the story about the decorated cat on the British warship that destroyed the rodent infestation that was threatening the food stores of the vessel. When reading stories such as these, I wonder about what these brave animals are thinking. Let me know what you think about this story, and feel free to post your own stories as you see fit. Hopefully there will be many more interesting stories to follow. This story is from the American Civil War. Sallie, the hero bull terrier. 1861 Sallie the bull terrier was adopted by the captain of a Union regiment when she was just a puppy. She grew up among the soldiers as they were preparing for what came to be the bloodiest part of the Civil War. During the drills, she would run alongside the soldiers and stand at attention during the daily dress parade. Even Lincoln himself was known to give Sallie a salute. During one particularly nasty battle, Sallie's regiment was pushed back into a nearby town. They were eventually able to push the Confederates back, and when they finally recovered what had been their absolute frontline days earlier they found Sallie standing vigil over wounded Union soldiers and watching over the dead bodies of her fallen allies. She had been doing that for three whole days. No hunger, no thirst, and definitely no charging Confederate army had been able to make her flinch one bit. In February 1865 an attack in the Petersburg lines that led to the demise of the whole first wave of the Union attack. Men of the second wave found Sallie's body and actually paused the attack to bury her while under heavy enemy fire.A few decades later, when a monument was constructed to commemorate the brave efforts of the 11th Pennsylvania regiment, the surviving soldiers insisted she be included.