Hinsdale, Harriet. Confederate Gray: The Story of Traveller, General Robert E. Lee's Favorite Horse.
Peterborough, New Hampshire: Richard R. Smith, (1963). First Edition.
Octavo, blue cloth & gray boards (hardcover), gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, 102 pp. Near-Fine, in a Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with edgeweaar and light soiling. From dust jacket: Here for the first time in book-length form is the story of proud and noble Traveller, favorite mount of Robert E. Lee and valiant war horse of the Confederacy. Mrs. Hinsdale recounts Traveller's life with warmth and simplicity -- from his fateful encounter with Lee in the Blue Ridge country, through the arduous campaigns with his master and the Army of Northern Virginia, to the final peaceful years at Washington College in Lexington. During the hardships of war we see the qualities of courage and endurace that were to set Traveller apart and were so justly to earn himn the name “Confederate gray.” Here also are Lee's other horses, Richmond and Ajax, and gentle Lucy Long; Grant's black charger Cincinnati; and Little Sorrel, the favorite mount of Stonewall Jackson. In this lively narrative, Mrs. Hinsdale has carefully reconstructed Traveller's life, after much research into contemporary letters and accounts. A list of sources about Lee and Traveller are included at the end of this book.