“Nillie the civil war chick” 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 him a flock of chickens. He let his soldiers ate these except for one that he made his pet. General Lee named his chicken “Nellie” and unfortunately in the end, she did come to an unhappy demise. . As a pet owned by Robert E.Lee, an American soldier who commanded the Confederate States Army, Lee rescued the little hen, named it Nellie and gave her amnesty in his camp. This is her story and about the General’s cook William Mack Lee as Nellie tries to pursue a purpose-filled life.