“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.