Just read this amazing story about Tartar, a U.S. Army horse that served in the Army expedition against the Mormons in Utah, and later in the Civil War. He was repeatedly injured, given up for dead several times, including on the plains of Wyoming one freezing winter. But always, he found his way back to the Army and to Sgt. James Stewart.
There aren’t any photos of Tartar that I could find. This is of another Civil War horse named Flint. But it shows how Tartar would have been outfitted, minus the flowing tail in his later career. Click on the link below to read the full story.