The bird, Cher Ami, delivered 12 important messages during the war. He was shot through his breast and managed to land. American soldiers found one of Cher Ami's decapitated legs with a message! The message on the bird's leg was from Major Whittlesey, whose battalion was isolated from the other American soldiers. Based on that information, the isolated soldiers were safely brought back behind American lines! In all, the message saved the lives of 194 soldiers! For more on the heroic bird, click the Source!
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