Old Abe the bald eagle, the most famous of all the Civil War animal heroes, was mascot to the Eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, later called the "Eagle Regiment." She participated in over thirty battles and was wounded at least once. A significant amount Old Abe's service was in Louisiana.
She was called the "Yankee Buzzard" by Confederate troops, who put bounties on her. In 1921, the newly formed 101st Division (later 101st Airborne) chose Old Abe the War Eagle's screaming image for its now iconic insignia.
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