|The only known photo of Sallie,|
from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
When Sallie heard reveille every morning, she was the first to get up and go for roll-call. Every time there was a dress parade, Sallie pranced along beside the regiment's flag bearer. When the unit camped out, she slept by the captain's tent. And when her soldiers went on marches or into battle, Sallie always followed right along.
|Some reenactors trying to load their muskets|
Here are the major battles the regiment fought in: Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Siege of Petersburg, and the Appomatox Campaign. Sallie's first battle was in 1862 at Cedar Mountain. What she liked to do was position herself at the end of the firing line and bark furiously at the enemy. If the troops were advancing, she went along beside the color bearer.
|11th Penn.V.I. Monument,|
Gettysburg, PA, USA
Photo by: RFM57
Sadly, in February 1865, at the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia, Sallie was killed by a bullet that hit
her in the head. Some of the men from her unit stopped to bury her with military honors, even though they were under heavy fire from the Confederates.
When there was a reunion of the veterans of the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the men posed for a photo near the monument, and they made sure they left a space so that Sallie could be seen in the background.