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Bella (198213)

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Hi! My name is Bella (198213)

I am Domestic Shorthair from Rochester, NY

Nicknames: Belly

Age: 9 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Bella never used to like the other cats, but she now will snuggle and love them too.

Received COTD a day early on 7/22/13!

Thanks to the Knight Gang for Vote #250

My favorite tricks and treats are: She runs real fast when she hears the moist food can open up! and Bella loves hamburgers and chicken and Friskies can food, any flavor

Where I hang out: The box on the kitchen table

My favorite grubs: Friskies can food, any flavor

My pet peeves: She does not like the dog!

What I love about my owners: She loves to snuggle with me, even if I lie on her face!

My cat hobbies: Snuggle with momma. She likes to lie across my face!

Pet motto: Live life to the fullest

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My 14 y/o boy Tiger had just passed. A friend at work had Bella and was pregnant. She decided she could not handle a cat and a new baby so asked me if I would take Bella. Best decision I made.

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Hello Bella
What’s mew with you? Today is that nasty ole flea stuff day at our house. I get Revolution and Sissy gets Frontline put on our pretty little girly backs. Since Casper Todd is allergic to EVERYTHING, he gets to go naked. Lucky him! Soooo not fair!

Hope your day is less smelly!
Hugs,
Q MerryBelle
             

Come visit me, ♥K Casper Todd♥ COTM August 2007, ♥ Q MerryBelle ♥ COTM Dec 2007 & ♥Q Sissy♥ COTM July 2007.

12/04/2013 12:25.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
This is my final campaign blog. I hope that you enjoy it. Though sad, it is another bittersweet love story.

Day 29

The Jennie Wade Story

Mary Virginia Wade was a 20 year old resident of Gettysburg, Pa, engaged to Corp. Johnston H. Skelly of the 87th Pennsylvania She was a seamtress with her mother working from their home. To help make ends meet they also took care of a six year old boarder, Isaac. For safety, Jeannie and the family and Isaac, moved to her sister's house which stood less than 50 yards from Cementary Hill. There was no heavy fighting in the area but a Union Picket line did run behind the little brick house. There was intermittent skirmishing between it and the Confederates. Protected by thick brick walls the lived for three days in the midst of the greatest battle in this hemisphere. Jennie spent July 1 and 2 giving the soldiers bread and filling their canteens with fresh water. On July 2 she noticed that the bread supply was low and more bread would be needed for the next day. She and her mother left the yeast to rise until the morning. About 7am on July 3, Confederates sharp shooters began firing at the North windows of the house The two women began baking biscuits and around 8:30am Jennie stood in the kitchen, a Confederate musket ball smashed through the door, pierced a hole into the kitchen striking Jennie in the back beneath her left shoulder blade, ebedding itself into her corset, killing her instantly. Union soldiers carried her to the basement after hearing the cries of her mother and sister. She was buried in Evergreen Cementary in a coffin some Confederates soldiers had mad for an officer. The next day, her mother baked 15 loaves of bread from the dough Jeannie kneaded.
Jennie Wade was the only civilian casuality of Gettysburg. Unknown to Jennie, her fiancé, Corp. Skelly had been wounded and taken prisoner on May 13. He was taken to Richmond and died of his wounds on July 12, 1863. News of his death came several days after Confederates had withdrawn from Gettysburg.

I sincerely want to thank you for all of your support and friendship. I look forward to being your queen through December and have some things planned already!

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/29/2013 08:09.30 PM Report This Comment
WOW! Great pic, Bella!
Thank you so much for your warm Thanksgiving wishes, Bella! We've been off-line the past two days, as Mom was slammed in preparation for, and execution of Thanksgiving dinner. Don't get me wrong, she loved it! It just took up most of her time, as she was also kitty sitting Neelix's brother, Earl, at his home while his folks were away for a few days.
It was fun having family and furiends over, but we did hide out for the first few hours. Mol!
We are also thankful to have such wonderful furiends as you, Bella, Gir, and your sweet furamily!
Many purrs, Jakar

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Meeko and Bootz COTM).

11/29/2013 06:10.33 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
I am sorry that I don't have a Civil War blog for today as it seemed in appropriate on a day of giving thanks.

As I sit and look at this empty computer screen with no civil war blog prepared because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I think about all the soldiers in Afghanistan without their families and I give thanks for each and everyone of them for making the sacrifice and pray they all come home. Because of them, I can celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the fourth of July.

I think about all the poor cats and kittens, dogs and puppies with out a human to love them and give them care and warmth they so desire. The love and food we receive every day is taken for granted by those of us who have always had loving humans who see that we have shelter, love and warmth. I am thankful for all that I have this Day.

I think of humans without places to call home. No place to go for food and wonder if any one loves them or care if they are cold and living on the streets.

I am saddened thinking about this on a day of Thanksgiving. But, I am sure, all my brothers and sisters, are as thankful as I for our humans who love us, feed us and spoil us.

I will do my final civil war blog tomorrow and the coronation will be on Saturday the 30th at 7pm EST.

I thank you for your votes, friendship and support.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/28/2013 07:32.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
Gosh! two more days until the coronation! A dream of mine is coming true. But I still wonder where all that time went so quickly this month!

Day 27

Grierson's Raid (condensed)

On April 17, 1863, Colonel B.H. Grierson led three cavalry regiments from La Grange, TN, on a history making march through Mississippi to Union lines in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On April 21, Grierson detached the 2nd Iowa Cavalry under Colonel Hatch , to destroy the railroad bridge between Columbus and Macon and then to return to La Grange Hatch had a sharp fight with Confederate troops, defeating them without the lost of a single man. Hatch's success was due to the fact his regiment was armed with Colt's revolving rifles. Hatch retreated along the railroad destroying it at Okolona and Tupelo. He arrived back at La Grange with the lost of 10 men. The main object was to decoy Confederates to the East giving Grierson ample time to get under way.
Mean while, Grierson continued his raid with less than 1000 horsemen, breaking the Southern Mississippi and New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern reailroad. Near Newton, they burned several bridges, destroyed locomotives, with cars loaded with commissary stores, guns and ammo. At Hazelhurst, cars and ammo and at Brookhaven the railroad depot and cars.
Having cavalry available to Grierson, Confederates were kept in a state of excitement alarm. Rumors exaggerated Grierson's numbers and where he could be. Several brigades of Confederate artillery were dispatched but Grierson avoided them all.
In 16 days, Grierson marched 600 miles-nearly 38 miles a day, destroying railroads, telegraph, and other property. Most important, he distracted the Confederates attention from Grant's operations against Vicksburg. Grierson lost 36 men while collecting a thousand horses and mules. The Grierson raid was probably the most successful operation of its kind during the civil war.

I want to thank everyone for all of your support, votes and friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/27/2013 07:02.01 PM Report This Comment
Hello Bella
The joy of counting our blessings begins with thinking of special furiends like you. Our Thanksgiving wish is that God will bless you and your family abundantly this holiday season ✞

Happy Thanksgiving with Love,
Q MerryBelle
             

Come visit me, ♥K Casper Todd♥ COTM August 2007, ♥ Q MerryBelle ♥ COTM Dec 2007 & ♥Q Sissy♥ COTM July 2007.

11/27/2013 09:33.49 AM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
We are waiting for our snow! It rained all night and all day today. It was a good day for snoozing.

Tonight I am going to do a mini intro of General Benjamin Grierson. What an unlikely man to be an officer of cavalry and to lead the raid he did.

Day 26

Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson must have been the Union Army's most improbable cavalry leader. He had hated horses since the age of eight, when he was kicked by a pony and badly hurt. he had objected vigorously when he was assigned to the 6th Illinois Cavalry in 1861. He had protested to None other than General Halleck himself, who brushed him off with the comment that he looked "active and wiry enough" to become a cavalryman.

What is more, Grierson, was something of a novice in military matters; in April 1863 he had only 18 months of service behind him. He was really a musician-a composer, arranger, pianist, flutist, drummer and guitarist who had been making an uncertain living as a music teacher when the war started. On patrols he entertained himself and those of his men within earshot by strumming away on a jews-harp as they rode along.

Grierson was born on July 8, 1826 and was the youngest of 5 children. He married in 1854 and had 7 children and only 4 survived to adulthood. He died on August 31, 1911, at age 85.

Tomorrow we will do the raid that Grierson is famous for. Mom enjoys reading about this raid and says it was really hard on the horses and riders but was a success.

Thank you for the continued support, votes and most importantly friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/26/2013 06:52.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
love your profile picture!

know that I promised to begin with General Grierson today but mom can't get the printer to work and HP won't cooperate with the ePrint. Mom is about to throw a hissy! So how about a Civil War ghost story of a local Inn. Mom will toss Wikipedia out of the window and look through her books for her second favorite story of the war.

Day 25

The Martha Washington Inn in nearby Abingdon, VA, was built in 1830 by General Francis Preston. It was turned into a girl's school but in 1860 it became a hospital for the grieviously wounded soldiers. (Abingdon was the sight of some war action)

In 1863, John Stoves was brought to the hospital, half full of musket balls. A beautiful young woman named Beth, took care of the soldier. Beth changed his bandages and comforted him. He learned she could play the violin and he asked her to play for him. Though in severe pain, the music seemed to put him at ease and he would fall asleep. It is said that Beth fell in love with him.
One day, as he was lying near death, she played the violin for him and as she did he closed his eyes for the final time. She grabbed his hand and cried. A few weeks later she died. Some say it was from complications of typhoid fever and others say it was from a broken heart.
Her ghost is supposedly sighted often and guests will tell the clerks that they heard violin music during the night coming from room 403. It is also said that the young officer's ghostly steed trots around the water fountain looking for his master on clear full moon nights. I wonder....

We were going to end with this ghost story but our printer would NOT print info about Grierson so mom will work on that tomorrow.

Thank you for your votes, support and friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles (the above was written in a hurry and I apologize for any mistakes)

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/25/2013 08:18.39 PM Report This Comment
Hello Bella
How was your weekend? Ours was pawsome, except it turned cold. Really cold, with highs in the low 40s and lows in the 20s. Brrrr! Today it is dark ☁ and raining ☂ The weatherman said we might have sleet and/or snow flurries ❄ tomorrow & the forecast is for 18 degrees Wednesday night here in southwest Mississippi. I am very thankful for my warm, safe home. Keeping all of the outdoor & stray kitties in our prayers.

So glad Harvest found her furever home. Stay warm.

Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

Come visit me, ♥K Casper Todd♥ COTM August 2007, ♥ Q MerryBelle ♥ COTM Dec 2007 & ♥Q Sissy♥ COTM July 2007.

11/25/2013 12:37.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
I can't believe that there are five more days of catpaigning after today. Where has the time gone? Thank you to each and everyone of you for the votes, support and best of all friendship.

Day 24

I would like to introduce you to General George H. Thomas's horse "Billy"

Know as the "Rock of Chickamauga" General George H. Thomas possessed two intelligent war horses, both powerful and large enough to carry the General's two hundred pounds. Both horses were bays with Billy being the darker of the two. Both horses stood about 16 hands and very stout. (Billy was named for General Thomas's friend, General William T. Sherman) Billy was like his owner, sedate in all his movements and wasn't easily disturbed by battle.

Billy bore Thomas through the campaigns in middle Tennessee and Northern Georgia. He was on the fields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga and marched to Atlanta. From Atlanta he moved to Nashville, where his master engineered the crushing defeat to the Confederate arms in the winter of 1864, the last battle in which Billy and Thomas participated.

I think it is appropriate to end the war horses with the oldest war horse.

Old Jim, according to records was the last surviving civil war horse. He lived until at least 1894. His rider, Lt. McMahon was killed in action but Old Jim went back to Aiken, SC. He entertained crowds at parades of Civil War veterans until his death.

I will do a quick look at General Benjamin Grierson tomorrow.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/24/2013 07:29.08 PM Report This Comment
Dear Bella,
Ooooh, bad to be chased by a ferret! Then you got hung up. I know about that. I got "stuck" on my Mama's sweater once and she had to pull my claw out of it. I'm glad your little kitten got adopted out. I hope she loves her new furever home.

Thank you so much for my vote! I am enclosing a vote and wishes for a blessed evening.

Purrs & kitty kisses,
King Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

11/24/2013 06:26.48 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
I have one more day of horse stories and then we will do a short bio on General Benjamin Grierson before I do his raid into the deep South distracting the Southern forces from General Grant's moves in Vicksburg. I will combine three short stories of the remaining horses we can find info on.

Day 23

General JEB Stuart's horse...

Highfly was the battle horse that carried General JEB Stuart through many campaigns and had become his favored companion. The horse's intelligence and faithfulness had Stuart through many dangers. In the summer of 1862, at Verdiersville, on the plank road between Fredricksburg and Orange VA,, Sturart was stretched out on a bench on the tavern's porch awaiting for General Fitzhugh Lee (General R.E. Lee's nephew) to confer on the next movement of cavalry. Highfly was unbridled and grazing in the yard near the road. The clatter of horses woke the Confederate General who walked to the roadway, leaving behind his hat, in which was a black ostrich feather plume, the pride of Stuart's heart. Suddenly horsemen rode around the bend of the road and Stuart was within gunshot of Union Cavalry. Being nonplussed he had ezpected to see Lee. He mounted his faithful, fast bay horse, leaving the chagrined Union Cavalry behind but the foe carried away the treasured hat with the black ostrich plum. General Stuart would later in the war, be killed in the battle of Yellow Tavern.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for the continued support of my campaign and your friendship means the world to me.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/23/2013 07:42.11 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
want to introduce you to Lexington and Sam, two of General Sherman's horses.

I also want to thank you for the votes, friendship and support of my campaign.

Day 2
General Sherman's best horse was killed at the battle of Shilo, leading the right wing of the Union forces against General A.S. Johnson's Confederate forces. Two other horses were killed while being held by an orderly. Of the many horses that carried Sherman through the years of the war, two had a particular place in the General's affections, Lexington and Sam. Lexington was a Kentucky thoroughbred (He was also the sire of General Grant's Cincinnati) and his fine action attracted the admiration of all who saw him. When Union troops finally entered and occupied Atlanta, in 1864, Sherman was astride Lexington for the grand review of the troops in Washington. He died in 1875 at a Kentucky horse farm at the age of 25 and he is buried there.

Sam was a large half thoroughbred bay in color, and was 16 1/2 hands tall. He had speed, strength and endurance. Sam made one to the longest and most difficult marches ever recorded in history, from Vicksburg to Washington, through the cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Colombia, and Richmond. With his rapid gait, he could march 5 miles and hour at a walk. Under fire he was calm and steady as his brave master. He was wounded several times, wile mounted, the fault was usually due to Sherman's disregard of the anxiety to seek cover. In 1865, Sherman retired Sam to a well earned rest on an Illinois farm were her received every mark of affection. The brave war horse died of extreme old age in 1884.

Mom tried to find more info about Lexington and couldn't except about his speed. Tomorrow I will see if I can find another horse story for you and then on Sunday we will do Grierson's Raid. John Wayne's Horse Soldiers is very loosely based on this ride.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/22/2013 07:32.23 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
since some of you requested more horse stories mom and I rustled up enough for a couple more nights!

Thank you each and everyone of you for your continued support, votes and friendship. Love you!

Day 21

General McClellan's horses...

While General McClellan was in charge of the Union Army in 1862, he had a number of war horses. His favorite horse was one named "Daniel Webster". He was called "that devil Dan" by the staff officers who had difficulty in keeping pace with Dan. During the battle of Antietam, the great horse carried the General safely through the day.

Daniel Webster was a dark bay horse, about 17 hands high, a purebred with good action and never showed any signs of fatigue no matter how hard the test was. He was extremely intelligent with more than ordinary horse sense. He had a fast walk which was important for a commander's horse but disagreeable for the staff officer's horses whose horses had to be kept at a slow trot to keep up with Dan! When McClellan retired to private life, Dan became the family horse at Orange, NJ where he died at age 23. McClellan said "No soldier ever had a better horse than I had in Daniel Webster."

McClellan also had another horse named "Burns", a fiery black, named after an army friend who had given him the horse. His only failing was at dinner time he would bolt for his oats regardless. Running at dinner time became such an obsession with Burns, that McClellan was always careful not to be mounted on him at that hour of day!

Tomorrow I will talk about Gen. W.T. Sherman's horses. Hope that you enjoyed meeting Dan and Burns.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/21/2013 08:15.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
am sorry that I couldn't find very much on Stuart's horse and decided to focus on General George G Meade's horse, Baldy, since there was a whole lot more info on him.

I want to introduce you to Baldy!

Day 20

At the first Bull Run in 1861, there was a bright bay horse, with a white face and feet, whose rider had been seriously wounded. The horse was turned in to the quartermaster and to recover from his own wounds. In September of 61, General Meade bought the horse, naming him Baldy. Though Meade became deeply attached to the horse, his staff officers soon began to complain about Baldy's peculiar gait which was faster than a walk and too slow for a trot.
Baldy's war record was remarkable. Wounded twice at Bull Run. Was at the Battle of Drainesville, took part in two of seven days of fighting around Richmond in 62. He was at the 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain and left on the field for dead at Antietam. He was found grazing on the battle field with a deep wound in his neck by a second Union advance. He was cared for and returned to duty. He bore the General at Fredricksburg, and Chancellorsville. He was in two days of fighting at Gettysburg and there he had a bullet to enter his body between his ribs and lodging there. The General would not part with him and kept him with army until spring of 64.
Baldy was to pasture in Pennsylvania. After Appomattox, Meade rushed to Philadelphia where he again met Baldy, who was fully recovered. For many years the two were inseperable and when Meade died in 1872, the bullet scared horse followed the hearse. Baldy died ten years later. His head and two fore feet were mounted and are treasured relics of the George G. Meade Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Philadelphia.

I don't know what I will write about tomorrow. I will have to read some of my books! It will be a surprise if mom is able to type for me tomorrow after unloading a pickup full of hay. If you would like a couple more horse stories please let me know and I will do them.

Thank you again for the votes and friendship and support.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/20/2013 07:48.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
want to thank everyone for the votes, friendship and support that you have given me! Thank you so much.

Day 19

Allow me to introduce you to General Phil Sheridan's beautiful black horse Rienzi who was renamed Winchester.

Rienzi was foaled at or near Grand Rapids, MI. and was brought into the Union Army by an officer of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. He was presented to Sheridan, who was a colonel at the time, In the spring of 1862, when the regiment was stationed at Rienzi, MS. The horse was almost three at the time.

Rienzi was over seventeen hands tall, black in color, powerfully built, deep chest, strong shoulders and was very smart. In his prime he was one of the strongest horses Sheridan had ever known. Rienzi always held his head high an was a quick mover but Sheridan was always able to control him. He was also very cool and quiet under fire.

At the battle of Cedar Creek on October 19,1864, Rienzi has his name changed to Winchester, the town made famous by Sheridan's ride to save his army. The distance from Winchester to Cedar Creek is 19 miles. Sheridan mounted on Rienzi rallied his retreating troops and the followed him back to the front and won the battle.

The battle of Five Forks, Sheridan shouted "Where is my battle flag?" he seized it and he dashed ahead followed by his command of cavalry and infantry. Winchester leaped the low works and landed Sheridan amid astonished Southerners. Behind came Merritt's cavalry in a charge that pushed the Confederates back in confusion.

Winchester passed a comfortable old age in his master's stable and died in 1878.

The horse was sent to a taxidermist and was first displayed at the museum at Govenor's Island and is now at the Smithsonian. He was a quite a horse.

I will introduce you to JEB Stuart's horse and General Meade's horse tomorrow.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/19/2013 08:56.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Good evening! I want to first thank everyone for coming by and voting for me and for the kind compliments on my blogs. Thank you for the support and friendship.

Day 18

General Jackson's horse...

General Jackson had his favorite charger from the beginning of the war. It is thought that the horse was eleven years old. On May 11, 1861, Jackson was in command of the garrison at Harper's Ferry, when a train load of supplies and horses was on the way to Union camps, was captured. Among the horses there was one that captured General Jackson's eye. He purchased the horse from the army's quartermaster for his own personal use. The horse was named Old Sorrel. Old Sorrel carried Jackson over many bullet swept battlefield and was with Jackson when he was shot by his own troops at Chancellorsville. During the swift campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in 1862, when Jackson's "foot cavalry" marched towards the citadel at Washington, the horse was his constant companion.
In 1864, at a state fair in Hagerstown, MD, Old Sorrel was one of the main attractions, He was tethered in a corral and got to munch on hay and choice bits of vegetables. Nearly all of his mane and tail had disappeared before the end of the fair! Poor horse.
When Old Sorrel died, admirers of General Jackson sent him to a taxidermist and Old Sorrel had him stuffed. Old Sorrel now rests in the Soldier's Home in Richmond, VA.

Tomorrow I shall do General Sheridan's horse. Mom has seen him at the Smithsonian and says he is a pretty horse and had to been beautiful when he was alive!

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/18/2013 09:13.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Hello! I am going to introduced you to the horses of General Grant. He had quite a few but I am just going to introduce you to the ones that he really liked.

Day 17

When General Grant was appointed Colonel of the 21st Illinois Vol. Infantry, he bought a horse in Galena, IL. Though the horse was strong, he wasn't suited for the service. While taking his regiment to MO, they camped on the Illinois River. During this time, a farmer brought in a horse called Jack. He was a cream colored horse with a mane and tail that were silver in color with his hair becoming darker towards his feet. He was high in spirit, intelligence and a stallion. Grant used him until after the battle of Chattanooga in 63. Grant donated the horse to the Sanitary Fair in 63 or 64, and the horse was raffled off for $4,000.00!

During the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh Grant rode a brown roan horse called Fox. (Wasn't anymore info on him)

At Shiloh, the Confederates left behind a very ugly, rawboned horse, that was apparently not good for anything. As a joke, an officer gave the horse to Grant. Grant named the horse Kangaroo. With a short rest, food and care, Kangaroo turned out to be a magnificent horse and was used at Vicksburg. Grant also had two other horses, gave one away and used the other until late in the war.

Jeff Davis, a small black horse or large pony, was ridden by Grant because of a carbuncle that made riding a spirited horse painful. Jeff Davis was an easy riding, smooth gaited horse. Grant bought him and kept him until he died.

Grant was given his charger, Cincinnati, by S.S Grant. Grant kept Cincinnati until he died in 1878.

In January of 1864, some people purchased the prettiest horse they had ever seen for Grant and his name was Egypt. (I couldn't find anymore info about him)

I will be doing Generals Jackson, Sherman and Sheridan's horses over the next two days.

I want to thank you for the continued support, votes and friendship. I am so honored.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/17/2013 06:38.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
I would like for you to meet Traveller, Gen. Lee's favorite mount during the war. I hope You enjoy the story and are able to develop a picture of him in your mind.

Day 16

Traveller probably one of the most famous war horses in Gen. Lee's stable. The Gen. had five other horses but they all broke down under the strain and hardships of the war. Lee alternated Traveller with his second favorite mount, Lucy Long, who served for two years before being sent to the country to rest.
In the spring of 1862 Lee bought Traveller for $200 in currency from Major Thomas L. Broun. Lee had seen the horse a year before and became attached to him and called the horse his colt. It was almost a daily sight to see Lee riding Traveller about camp. Traveller became Lee's favorite mount.
Traveller was an iron gray in color, with black points and a long mane and tail and stood 16 hands. He was five years old when Lee acquired him. He was muscular and had strong hindquarters, small feet and a deep chest (room for heart and lungs)and short back. His head was refined with a broad forehead and quick eyes. Traveller had the conformation that enabled him to carry Lee all day on a march and still be fresh at the end of it.
Traveller was the horse chosen to carry Lee to Appomattox for the surrender at McLean's house and then carry him back to his troops before finally carrying him back to Richmond.
Lee served as the President of Washington and Lee University before his death. Traveller followed with his head bowed behind the funeral procession.
Five years later Traveller died. I read somewhere that he had stepped on a nail and that it was responsible for the death of the most famous of the civil war's horses.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Thank you for your votes and friendship. I will do General Grant's horses tomorrow.

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11/16/2013 08:30.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
Day 15

This is the last of my Oddities in an Odd War. I have enjoyed this part. The donkey story is a one of a kind! Thank you again for your friendship, support and votes.

*Winchester VA (located in N. VA) changed hands between the Union and Confederate Armies 76 times during the war as the armies surged to and for in the Shenandoah Valley.

*There was an Abraham Lincoln on each side of the war. The President and a Confederate, Pvt. Abraham Lincoln, of Co. F, 1st VA. Cavalry from Jefferson County. He was reported as a deserter and the North ended up with both!

*Years before the war, Jesse Grant, father of General Grant, lived and worked in the home of Owen Brown, whose small son would grow up to be John Brown the Abolitionist martyr who lit the fuse of the war.

*Of 425 Confederate Generals, 77 were killed or died of wounds during the war. The last surviving Lt. General of the Confederate forces was Simon Bolivar Buckner who lived to 1914. His son and name sake was killed as a General in WWII.

*Eight Union Generals came from the small town of Galena IL. They probably owed their rank to their friendship with U.S Grant, the most celebrated wartime citizen of the place.

*Of 546 nuns known to have served as battlefield nurses, 289 were from Ireland, 40 from Germany and 12 from France.

*Chimborazo Hospital, in Richmond, VA, is said to have been the largest hospital ever built in the Western Hemisphere and to hold that distinction to this day.

Tomorrow we shall meet Traveller, the horse that carried Robert E. Lee through the war.

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/15/2013 07:48.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Day 14

Civil War Oddities con't

A French Army Veteran, Nonsieur Chillon, had migrated to California and in 1861 walked cross country to war, through Indian country, accompanied by his donkey Jason, with whom he slept.
Chillon found a home with the French speaking Third Louisiana, CSA, and settled down. There was one problem: the regiment's Colonel bore a strong resemblance to old Chillon. At bedtime Jason invariably pushed into the commander's tent and tried to curl up next to the officer, to the joyous yelping of the troops.

The 8th Wisconsin had one of the most remarkable mascots
in the Union Army, Old Abe, an American Bald eagle. Old Abe, a lively eagle, was brought to war by a soldier who had traded for the bird with an Indian for five bushels of corn. In camp, the bird followed his master like a puppy.
During battles, Abe soared aloft until the shooting stopped and then returned to the 8th. He feared artillery and would fly so high that he would almost be lost to sight He had the only bird's eye view of most of the battles fought in the Western theater. Sustaining at least one wound, he survived to live for fifteen more years in the Wisconsin State House. Today he is on display in the Wisconsin State Museum.

I will do some more oddities (and this war is full of them)tomorrow before introducing you to some of the General's horses! This is for the horse lovers out there.

Thank you for your daily votes and the friendship I treasure so much.

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/14/2013 07:54.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Mom is late again! I want to thank each and everyone of you for your votes and encouragement. Your friendship is priceless and therefore treasured.

Some Oddities of our Civil War...

Day 13

Union ordnance men turned down the Spencer repeating breech loading rifle in 1860. It didn't get into the hands of troops until near the end of the war. The reason: Soldiers would fire it too fast, wasting ammo.

Firing on both sides was so inaccurate that soldiers estimated it took a man's weight in lead to kill a single enemy in battle.
*A Federal expert said that each Confederate shot, required 240 pounds of powder and 900 pounds of lead.

Two of the wars most famous and bloodiest battles are said to have been fought because of trifles. Gettysburg was because some soldiers needed some shoes and their columns were sent to Gettysburg for them. Antietam was because a Confederate officer wrapped three cigars in a piece of paper with a vital army order written on it and carelessly dropped or tossed the cigars. The order was found by a Union officer and it enabled the usually cautious General McClellan to attack Lee's divided army.

A young Confederate Officer, Captain S. Isadore Guillet, was fatally shot on the same horse which three of his brothers had been previously killed. The horse was willed to his nephew as he died.

Tomorrow we will do more oddities of the war. There are plenty of them!

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/13/2013 07:41.13 PM Report This Comment
Hello Bella
What’s mew with you? Caturday was a special day for us. We celebrated 7 years on Cat Channel. We join Q Lelu, Q Angel Maggie, Q Sabrina, The Knight Gang, K Sparky, Dean & K Anderson, Meeko, & the Zoo Crew who are all celebrating 7 years on CC this year. (Forgive us if we missed naming anyone.)

Wow, time sure does fly when having fun! We have shared laughs & tears, good times & bad times and our daily lives. We have seen many changes on CC in seven years, some for the better & some for the worse. We feel blessed to have met each & every one of you. We are grateful for your visits & votes and all of our awards, but most of all we treasure your furiendships.

While there are many different roads that we take in life, it is those who walk with us that make the journey worthwhile. Thanks for being a part of our journey.

Hope your day is blessed too †
Love,
Your furever furiends
The Awesome Pawsome Threesome™ & Mommy Angela
     

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11/13/2013 12:09.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Well, my secretary couldn't get the original blog to work out like she had wanted. So we will do one from her memory about Grant when she read his biography in school. I will say it wasn't when she was in college.

Day 12

When Grant was accepted into West Point, his parents bought him a trunk to carry his belonging with him or what he would need at West Point. The trunk was a camel back and they had his initials put on the trunk. When they gave it to him, his initials read S.U.G. You see, he was born Simpson Ulysses Grant. He looked at the trunk while in his bedroom and knew he wasn't going to West Point with S.U.G on that trunk! So with a hammer he changed his initials to read U.S.G, Ulysses Simpson Grant and his kept his name as such for the rest of his life.

Grant was married into a pro-Southern family. He married a young lady named Julia Denton out of St. Louis, Missouri. She brought with her three slaves and Grant returned them to her family before the outbreak of the war.

Grant owned a mulatto slave for about a year before he gave him his freedom. Grant could have used the money that selling the man would have brought but instead gave him his freedom.
Grant would serve under General Lee in the Mexican American War.


Grant may have been a general that could be labeled a slob as far as dress. This is evident when one sees a painting of Lee in his dress uniform and Grant in a mud splattered uniform at Appamattox.

The one thing about Grant that mom and I both like, is that he allowed the Southerns to keep their horses and mules that they had brought with them into the war so they could work their farms. When General Lee offered his sword to Grant, Grant would not accept the sword and allowed Lee to keep it.

Was Grant a drunk as accused? We don't think so. We know that he had a passion for cigars and it would be this passion that would kill Grant with cancer.

Hope that you enjoyed this trip down mom's memory lane about Grant. Tomorrow we will do some oddities of the war and may spend 2-3 days with it.

Love and Purrs Snuggles

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11/12/2013 07:08.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Thank you everyone for the friendship, votes and support.

Day 11

General Thomas J. Jackson aka Stonewall Jackson
Was he a hypochondriac?

Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, C.S.A, one of the most gifted field commanders in American history. He thought of himself as being "out of balance" and even under the fire of a battle, he would raise an arm to allow the blood to flow down into his body to establish balance.

He refused to eat pepper believing it made his left leg weak. Depite war time shortages, he often sucked on lemons believing they helped his "dyspepsia". His staff officers noted his strange diet, some meals were raspberries, milk and bread.

The only time that Jackson was comfortable, was when he was bolt upright with his organs held "naturally" one on top the other.

His complaints, issued almost endlessly through his young manhood were: rheumatism, dyspepsia, chilblains, poor eyesight (He would treat this by dunking his head into a basin of cold water, eyes open, for as long as he could hold his breath) cold feet, nervousness, neuralgia, impaired hearing, tonsillitis (for which he had an operation) biliousness and slight spinal distortion. Whatever the trouble, war seems to have cured him or diverted his attention.

Jackson's habit of draping his abdomen with cold towels in an effort to relieve pains of "dyspepsia"may have caused his death. Wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, he recovered from having his arm amputated but after a servantplaced cold towels on his body without the knowledge of the doctor, Jackson contracted pleurisy and pneumonia and dying soon after.

One can't help but wonder had he survived would the war have turned out differently for the man had the brain of a military genius.

Was he a hypochondriac or was he not?

Yes, he did receive his nickname at the 1st Battle of Manassas when troops looked up and one said "There sits Jackson like a Stonewall!"

Tomorrow we will look at Grant and some of the untruths that were told about him.

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/11/2013 07:02.06 PM Report This Comment
HI BELLA
momma has gout in the big toe joint on her right foot and says that it is very very painful what in the world is gout and how did it get into her foot????!!!!

anyway she is trying to work be having a hard time walking on it. we tried to get her to stay home but she would not as she knew there would be a bunch of car deals as it is monday

bbbbrrrrr cold on the way going down int the 20's and calling for possible snow dusting in our mtns is to be that way 2 or 3 days but back to the 30's for lows by 3rd day
purrs
josiemae

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11/11/2013 12:29.07 PM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Thank you each and everyone, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued support of my campaign.

Day 10

Day 2 of General Lee....

In heavy firing of the opening battle of the Wilderness Campaign, a courier rushed up to Lee with a dispatch was startled to get a scolding for having ridden his horse too swiftly. Lee took a buttered biscuit from his saddle bag and fed it to the hungry horse before turning his attention back to the battle.

On the morning of Appamattox, Lee had at least a passing thought of suicide He said within hearing of his staff "How easily I could be rid of all this and be rest." But in the next breath he spoke of the people of the South, their bleak future and the need to help their recovery.

Lee died October 12, 1870, two days after a flood had swept the hill country. Lexington VA undertaker C.M. Koones, reported he had no coffins as they had been swept away in the flood to his embarrassment.
Two young men volunteered to search for a coffin for Lee's funeral. They looked for hours and before finding one that had been swept over a dam and lodged on an island some two miles down stream. This was the coffin in which the Confederacy's greatest figure would be buried in. The casket was too short for Lee and he was buried without his shoes. (Lee was a small man, his shoe size was a four and a half)

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/10/2013 08:08.41 PM Report This Comment
Oº°‘¨THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!¨‘°ºO
...dearest BELLA and family for coming to my page to celebrate my 8th birthday and COTD badge with me!! I had a wonderful day with my parents and the rest of my family.
My morning started with a real tuna breakfast. I purred so load and got lots of cuddles. I also got a new cushion for my kitty bed and a couple of new toys I've been playing with all day long. My life is purrfect and I am very lucky to have a loving family and such special friends like you are.

This badge is dedicated to our friends at the Cat Shelter Felix in Serbia. Even if they don't belong to our CC community, we sponsor one of their kitties and my parents have been in touch with them over the last 2 years. They're very nice people and they give a better life to many cats in the streets.
If you have the chance, please, visit their web site at
http://novisadcats.blogspot.com.ar/ to learn more about their shelter. They are always in need of help for their kitties.

Thanks a lot for all the goodies, gifts and treats!! You sure made my day...

*Find your place in the sun. Especially if it happens to be on that nice pile of warm, clean laundry.
*Life is hard, then you nap.
*Climb your way to the top. That's why the drapes are there.

With lots of love,
from your friends always,
♥ Mrs. Pucca & Simba too!! ♥

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11/10/2013 02:45.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
Ok! Here it is! the human side of General Robert E. Lee. Hope that you enjoy.

Day 9

A legend in his own lifetime, General Lee was a symbol of the Lost Cause, a mythical hero in death. Under the quiet grand air of Southern gentleman, he was a human being...warm, loving, hot tempered and fallible.

Long before the war, when Lee's children were young, he liked to tumble them into bed with him and read some stories aloud. However, they had to take turns tickling the soles of his feet, which he enjoyed. When the little ones got tired or got lost in the story, he would pause and say "No tickling, no story."

Years later, during the war, Lee received word of the death of his daughter Annie,. His aide saw him take the news without a change of expression as he did with the many other messages of the day. When the aide returned unexpectedly a few minutes later, he saw Lee with his head down on his camp desk sobbing.

For months, at the war's height, Lee had a pet hen that would lay an egg under his cot every day. He would always leave the tent flap up for her. He saw to it that she traveled with the army, even on the Gettysburg campaign. When he began the retreat from the field the hen wasn't to be found Lee joined the search for his pet., and wasn't content until she was discovered safely perched in his headquarter wagon!

Soldiers once watched as he dismounted under fire at Petersburg to pick something up from the ground and place it in a tree. Once he was gone, curious men found he had replaced a fallen baby bird back in it's nest.

We will con't tomorrow with more on General Lee. Can't figure how he could love having his feet tickled when mom pleads for mercy!

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/09/2013 07:31.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
It's nice to hear from you! Oh my mom puts that stuff in her hair, too! Pew-ee! Hmmmmm..... looks like she could use some now..... Maybe tomorrow she'll do that. Today she, dad and the doggies took a ride to Angel Gpa's farm to check on it and clean some stuff out. They are on their way back now. Mom wants to watch the football game tonight when she gets home.

Hope all is well with you! Have a great evening! Hugs!

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11/09/2013 02:45.28 PM Report This Comment
Greetings, sweet little Bella!
Jakar here. Mol! Yeah, our mom would go out someplace to have smelly stuff put into her hair. We could always tell because we would smell it when she same home.

Lately, she's decided not to do it any more, except for a few streaks of color. Now she has two-tone hair, silver to cheek level, with streaks of her black/brown worked through it. She let it grow out about 7 inches. Dad likes it a lot. But he remembers, way back in the day, when they were both young and would put strange color into their hair for fun, while listening to loud punk-rock.
Humans are very strange creatures. Go figure.

Anyway, how have you been, kitty? It's been awhile. Staying out of trouble? Have a purrfect weekend!
Many purrs, Jakar

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11/09/2013 02:07.11 PM Report This Comment
HEY BELLA!
HEY GIRL! HOW NICE TO SEE YOU! IT'S BEEN AWHILE. HOW YA BEEN? ITS GETTING RAWTHER CHILLY AROUND HER. 47* TODAY SO I GUESS IT COULD BE A LOT COLDER, HUH? SO WHAT'S THIS BROWN GOOP IN YOUR MOMS HAIR? IS SHE COVERING SOMETHING GREY? NOPE, YOU DONT WANNA GET TOO CLOSE AND GET YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK COAT SPOTTED OR SOMETHING. WE BROUGHT YOU SOME CARROT CAKE MOONPIES TODAY WITH PEACH FRAPPES FOR ALL OF YOU! HAVE A GREAT DAY, SWEETIE! LUVYA A.Q.GRACIE ♥

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11/09/2013 10:26.15 AM Report This Comment
Hi Gir and Bella
Thank you so much for all your support and friendship during my catpaign.

Day 8

How young they were...

John Pelham, famed Confederate cannoneer, was 23 when he enlisted and two years later was dead, just before being promoted from Major.

Bennett A. Young, a Kentucky cavalryman, trained under John Hunt Morgan, led the sensational Confederate raid on St. Albans, VT. in October of 1864at age 21. With a band of 26 men, he captured the town, robbed it's banks of some $100,000 and fell back to his base in Canada, almost fatally disrupting relations with the Canadian government.

Arthur McArthur of WI, failed to get into West Point in 1861. At age 17, he wrangled a place as an Adjutant of the 24th WI. At 18, he was a Colonel. He was wounded three times during the war. He went into the regular army and retired in 1909 as the last Lt. General of his era. He was the father of General Douglas McArthur.

Nelsome Miles had a reputation as a fighting young officer early in the war. He was kidnapped byt the the men of the 61st NY, from his company, the 22nd Massachusetts, and made their Colonel He was 26 in May of 1964 and became a General. He served 38 more years the Army retiring as a Lt. General.

George S. Lamkin of Winona, MS, joined Stanford's MS Battery at the age of 11 and was severely wounded before the age of 12 at the battle of Shiloh.

E.G. Baxter of Clark County KY, is recorded as enlisting in Co. A, 7th KY Cavalry, in June of 1962. He was not quite 13. One year later he was a 2nd Lt.

John Bailey Tyler, of D troop, 1st Maryland Cavalry, was 12 when the war came. He fought with his regiment until the end of the war without a wound!

One of Francis Scott Keys grandsons, Billings Steele, lived near Annapolis, MD., crossed the Potomac River to join the Rangers of John Singleton Mosby at age 16.

This just a sampling to give you an idea of how young the soldiers of the North and South were. Tomorrow I will show the human side of mom's favorite General, General Robert E. Lee.

Love and Purrs Snuggles

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11/08/2013 07:19.31 PM Report This Comment
Hello Bella
Thank you for pawing by with your prayers and well wishes for me & Mommy. I did really well having my teeth cleaned yesterday. After getting home late afternoon, I ate a little canned food, drank some water and went pee & poop. I sneezed once, coughed several times & my purr motor is bumpy. But that is to be expected after anesthesia. So Mommy is TRYING not to worry too much.

Mommy opened her big mouth & mentioned to Dr. William yesterday that my urine smelled pretty strong. So while I was under anesthesia, he did a Cystoscopy and got some urine straight from my bladder. He did a urinalysis & sedimentation . He said there were white blood cells present, so he has sent off some of my urine to the lab for a culture & sensitivity test. Hopefully it will not be anything seriously wrong. Keep your paws crossed please!

Thanks again for your prayers, well wishes, hugs, visits and most of all your furiendships. Those are much appreciated. Sending you bright, cheery smiles & wishes for a warm & wonderful weekend.

Flashing My Pearly Whites,
Q Sissy
             

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11/08/2013 12:10.58 PM Report This Comment
Hello Bella
How are you? I am scared! Tomorrow is D-Day for me (Dreaded Day at the Dentist). I will be spending the day at Dr. William’s office having my teeth cleaned. I will be famished since I cannot eat my morning treats or my breakfast tomorrow. Mommy is already a nervous wreck. She worries about us all the time, but even more so when we have anesthesia, plus I am 12 years old.

Please keep us in your prayers that everything will go purrrfectly. We will try to leave an update tomorrow night on the Mewsroom page #46883.

Kisses,
Q Sissy & Mommy Angela
             

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11/06/2013 12:28.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bella!
I am so glad that you came by and thank you for your vote! Shall we take a step back into history with the Civil War...

Here it is! the first of my Civil War writings!

On April 13, 1861, Major Robert Anderson surrenders Fort Sumter (out in the middle of Charleston Bay of all places) at 2:30 that afternoon. He has an insufficient number of men to hold the fort and no food to feed them. He decides that further conflict wouldn't have any purpose at all and that his men has done their best.

With over 40,000 rounds of rounds having been fired, there were no casualities or wounded on either side. But on April 14, 1861 after a ceremony of surrender, Mayor Anderson and his me leave the fort heading North by sea, an accidental blast of stock piled ammunition kills two soldiers and injures four.

On April 15, 1861 President Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers (this was before the draft that would be implemented in the middle of the war) to put down the insurrection in the southern states. They enlisted for 90 days of service and for some the enlistment lasts until the end of the war. The New York legislature commits $3,00,000.00 to the Northern cause.

The war would end on April 9, 1865, almost four years to the day that Fort Sumter was fired upon by Gen. PGT Beauregard.

Love and purrs Snuggles

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11/01/2013 07:33.39 PM Report This Comment
Hey, thank you, Bella! Happy National Cat Day!
I'm glad you like my costume, sweet kitty. My furiend's mom made it for me. Looks like Neelix and Gir have similar tastes, mol!
Your mom is right! You and Gir and all our ebony furiends need to stay indoors around Halloween, just for our own safety. Sad but true.
Haven't heard from you in a long time. How are you? What have you and Gir been up to lately?
Many purrs, Jakar

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