All eleven states of the states that seceded from the Union were slave states.

States’ rights were often cited as cause for war; however, the states’ rights issue was founded on the basis of slavery. Southern states feared admitting newly formed territories as Free states, and as such, would change the balance of power in the US Congress.

Another premise was that white men should be free from government intruding on their personal liberties. However in 1862, it was the Confederate states that were first to enact a military draft.

They exempted white men from serving who owned 20 slaves or more. This infringed on the very liberties proclaimed as state’s rights. This meant that poor white southerners were required to fight for the wealthy owners of large plantations.

Andersonville Prison mug
Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter

This Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Pierre Beauregard mug
Beauregard, Pierre – Civil War

This Pierre Beauregard mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Pierre Beauregard and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Braxton Bragg history mug
Bragg, Braxton – Civil War

This Braxton Bragg mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Braxton Bragg and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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John Breckinridge mug
Breckinridge, John C. – C.S.A. Secretary of War

This John C. Breckinridge mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of John C. Breckinridge and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Patrick Cleburne mug
Cleburne, Patrick – Civil War

This Patrick Cleburne mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Patrick Cleburne and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Jefferson Davis mug
Davis, Jefferson – C.S.A. President

This Jefferson Davis mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs. An image of Jefferson Davis and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Jubal Early mug
Early, Jubal – Civil War

This Jubal Early mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Jubal Early and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest mug
Forrest, Nathan Bedford – Civil War

This Nathan Bedford Forrest mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Nathan Bedford Forrest and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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John Gordon, mug
Gordon, John B. – Civil War

This John B. Gordon mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs. An image of John B. Gordon and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Wade Hampton mug
Hampton, Wade – Civil War

This Wade Hampton mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Wade Hampton and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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William Hardee mug
Hardee, William – Civil War

This William Hardee mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of William Hardee and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Henry T. Harrison mug
Harrison, Henry T. – Civil War

This Henry Thomas Harrison mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Henry Thomas Harrison and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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