Foundation Stallion ~ Gen. Stonewall Jackson's LIttle Sorrel

Breyer

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A Morgan from a small Connecticut town became its most famous son when he became the mount of Confederate General Andrew Jackson during the Civil War.  Intended for Northern troops, the transport train carrying the horse was captured by Southern soldiers.  General Jackson was in need of a mount and chose two sorrel horses from the group.  He intended to ride the larger horse into battle and send the smaller, which he named Fancy, to his wife as a gift.  However, the larger horse, which he named Big Sorrel, proved too spooky and unreliable to ride into battle, so he switched to the smaller horse.  When Fancy proved a calm and intelligent mount, General Jackson changed the horse's name to Little Sorrel and rode him throughout the war.  The horse  saw some of the worst battles and carried his rider faithfully.  Jackson was aboard him when he was fatally wounded by friendly fire.  The horse moved to Jackson's home for a while, then to the Virginia Military Institute after the war, where he enjoyed a long, well-earned retirement.  He lived to the ripe age of 36, and after he passed, was mounted and remains on display at VMI to inspire many generations.

[Little Sorrel in retirement; photo credit www.connecticuthistory.org]
 

Breyer created this portrait of Little Sorrel on the Foundation Stallion mold for their Horses In History series.  He was only available in 2000-2001.

This fellow is Near Mint with just pinpoint eartip rubs and three pinpoint black specks on his back/rump.  He features soft highlights and a really well-painted mane for a Regular Run of that era.

 

Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #1110

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