The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles

General Daniel E. Sickles (previously at Neatorama) led a remarkable life, He was a murderer (he shot Philip Barton Key, the son of Francis Scott Key), a Civil War hero, an amputee, a New York City alderman, and a Congressman. He was also devoted to his purebred Blenheim spaniel named Bo-Bo, who lived from 1902 to 1905.

Following Bo-Bo’s death, General Sickles was inconsolable. For two days, he sat beside his companion, refusing to leave the dead dog’s side. During this time, he made...

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