“Nillie the civil war chick” Is a historical Civil War event depicting Robert E Lee’s pet chicken that was present when America was at a pivotal point, as this hen distinguished herself from other chickens. A farmer from Virginia gave Lee a flock of chickens. He let his soldiers eat these except for one that he made his pet. General Lee named his chicken “Nellie”.
As a pet owned by Robert E. Lee, an American soldier who commanded the Confederate States Army, Lee rescued the little hen, and named it Nellie, and gave her amnesty in his camp. Her story is being told by Nellie and about the General’s cook William Mack Lee as Nellie tries to pursue a purpose-filled life. This story is being told from Nellie’s point of view.