January is Bald Eagle Watch Month
Jan 17, 2016 01:07PM ● Published by Gene Kirschbaum
"I have frequently seen Generals Grant, Sherman, McPherson, Rosecrans, Blair, Logan, and others, when they were passing our regiment, raise their hats as they passed Old Abe, which always brought a cheer from the regiment and then the eagle would spread his wings . . . "
After the War, Wisconsin state officials created an Eagle Department in the Capitol Building, where Old Abe resided until his death. Today, a replica of Old Abe can be found in the State Assembly.