15 Ordinary Items That Are Evidence of Extraordinary Events

14. Legend Of The Red Ghost

Residing in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum at Fort lee, Virginia, is an interesting bronze collar bell, approximately 3 7/8” across and about 3 ¾” high. The bell displays the image of American eagles with a shield, banner and star bursts. This odd little bell is evidence of a strange experiment conducted by the U.S. Army in the 1850s. The camel is a truly adaptable animal, able to thrive in almost any terrain. The U.S. Army thought they would be perfect for a pack train to move supplies from Texas across to the West Coast. The U.S. Army purchased some from overseas and began to train them for the project. However, the Civil War interrupted the experiment and the camels were released, some sold at auction, some just turned loose. That brings us to the legend of the Red Ghost.
14. Legend Of The Red Ghost