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July 10, 2013

Stamp cancellation slated at Kent-Delord House

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“I think Zollicoffer should be recognized, too,” said Favreau. “From what I read, he was quite a horse.”

According to the booklet, “Henry Delord and His Family” by the late Allan S. Everest, Hall bought Zollicoffer from Dr. William Crandall, the regimental surgeon, two days after arriving at his duty post, White Oak Church, Va.

The steed was “a great black six-year-old horse which could outrun any other in the regiment. He was well trained and unafraid of the sound of cannon and shells, and he and his rider became inseparable.”

It’s not stated what happened to Zollicoffer but Hall’s Medal of Honor is on display at the Kent-Delord House. 

“We are honored to be co-sponsors of this special cancellation with the Kent-Delord House,” Favreau said. “Chaplain Hall was a real hero and we don’t always hear about the heroes who lived in our town.”

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