Many Civil War regiments, both Blue and Gray, had animal mascots that they took to war. Pets such as dogs, cats, squirrels, raccoons, and birds were among the animals the soldiers brought along to lift their morale while campaigning. Although rare, a few units even had bears as mascots. One Union regiment, the 12th Wisconsin, had a tame bear that marched with them all the way to Missouri.
This soft, stuffed, 7 1/2" teddy bear comes in brown. The Antietam name and crossed flags with cannon is embroidered across the front of the bear.