Western Maryland

It was through these areas that horse-drawn wagon trains headed west on the National Road and that horses carried George Washington and his soldiers during the French and Indian War.

Horses, of course, were a big part of the Civil War and there is a proliferation of equestrian statues at the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg (Washington County). The mule, and its role in moving goods on the C & O Canal from Washington DC to Cumberland, is commemorated with a statue at Canal Place in Cumberland as part of the C & O Canal National Historical Park Museum.