Dr. Fenn and "Old Joe"


Dr. Fenn and "Old Joe"


According to Granville legend, Granville's Dr. Fenn (first name subject to research) was the final owner of "Old Joe," the famous war-horse ridden by Colonel Burnham during the Civil War. Burnham named the horse after Brigadier "Fighting Joe" Joseph Hooker (CLICK HERE for his Hooker's Civil War service).

"Old Joe" was driven by Dr. Fenn for the last thirteen years of the horse's life. "Old Joe" died on the last day of the year (year TBD).

Col. Burnham was possibly George S. Burnham of the 22nd Connecticut Infantry. Subject to further research.


From the scrapbook of Anna Nelson, which was a recycled ledger book that had been kept by Horatio Wheeler. Notes from the scrapbook provided by May Hague.


“Dr. Fenn and "Old Joe",” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed July 19, 2024, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1476.


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