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Hide the Horse!

A York County family secreted a fine draft horse in their elegant parlor. When a patrol of the feared “Louisiana Tigers” stopped at the front door, the residents denied even having a horse. However, its loud neighing soon confirmed its presence. The Confederates barged inside, seized the frightened animal from beside an expensive rosewood piano, and led it away. The farmer was left with a fistful of worthless Confederate currency and a parlor that smelled like a barnyard.