Stonewall Jackson’s horse has returned home. Little Sorrel has returned to VMI’s museum after getting a makeover. Last month conservators gave Little Sorrel a bath and repaired his hide. It was the first time he’d received a bath in 140 years.
Little Sorrel belonged to Stonewall Jackson. The horse died in 1886, but his hide was preserved. The Virginia Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy organized the fundraising for the restoration. The group raised about $16,000 by selling Little Sorrel toys across the state.