Exhibit describes vital role of mules during Civil War
Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:01 pm
MT. PLEASANT (AP) — A Civil War exhibit at the Mt. Pleasant-Maury Museum of Local History describes the vital role mules played during the war.
It’s of special interest in the Columbia area because the city has been a center to show and trade mules since the 1800s.
It has an annual Mule Day celebration every April.
The exhibit, “Hoofbeats in the Heartland,” says mules were used extensively because of their ability to carry heavy loads. The Daily Herald of Columbia quotes the exhibit as saying both armies used them to move food, ammunition and clothing.
It is a Tennessee State Museum traveling exhibit on loan through July 25.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.columbiadailyherald.com
Published in The Messenger 5.12.10