Worth more to Union morale than a whole brigade or a dozen battle flags.
— Sterling Price, Confederate General

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.

Old Abe Coffee Co. offers a signature cold brew honoring the War Eagle. It's the boldest, most intense cold brew you'll ever have. Ask for it.

  Born and raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where weak coffee and a percolator ruled, Abe Sauer went on to live everywhere from New York City to Beijing and Grand Forks to Shanghai. Now a resident of Rochester, Minn., Abe is intrigued by, and dedicated to, preserving the local characteristics that make communities and people different and unique. He also bikes whenever possible and, obviously, is obsessed with coffee. The father of three, Abe is also the author of the children's book "Goodnight Loon," which moves the story that so many parents know by heart into Minnesota Northwoods. He is also the author of numerous other works including for Esquire, The Atlantic, Reuters and The St. Paul Almanac. Email Abe: abe@oldabecoffee.com.

 

Born and raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where weak coffee and a percolator ruled, Abe Sauer went on to live everywhere from New York City to Beijing and Grand Forks to Shanghai. Now a resident of Rochester, Minn., Abe is intrigued by, and dedicated to, preserving the local characteristics that make communities and people different and unique. He also bikes whenever possible and, obviously, is obsessed with coffee.

The father of three, Abe is also the author of the children's book "Goodnight Loon," which moves the story that so many parents know by heart into Minnesota Northwoods. He is also the author of numerous other works including for Esquire, The Atlantic, Reuters and The St. Paul Almanac.

Email Abe: abe@oldabecoffee.com.