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Comanche: The Famous War Horse That Left A Mark On The US History

Comanche is one of the two horses to receive a funeral with full military honors. He really left a mark on the US history and everyone is fascinated by his sacrifice. Comanche is one of the most famous old war horses, but not everyone knows the story of this brave horse.

He was part of the Battle of Little Bighorn and he is one of the survivors of the battle which is known to be infamous. Comanche was an odd-looking horse with a small white star on his forehead. He had a big head and thick neck that were out of proportion to his body.

His legs seemed slightly too short and he was the most misshapen of the foals born in 1862, according to Deanne Stillman. Captain Myles Keogh rode Comanche in the Battle of Little Bighorn and after a fierce battle where almost the entire detachment has perished, Comanche was found alive, injured and weak.

Luckily, the injuries were not fatal and it took some time for Comanche to recover. He became one of the few survivors and managed to lead a quiet life after that. He passed away in 1890, but the country will never forget him. He and Sergeant Reckless are the only horses to receive full military honors!

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