Daisy Turner is the daughter of Alexander Turner, a former slave. At the beginning of the Civil War, Alexander escaped from a Port Royal, Virginia, plantation and joined the Union Army. In 1863 he returned to the plantation with his army unit and killed his former overseer. After the war, Alexander married a woman named Sally, and together they raised 16 children. He worked as a logger and had a homestead in Grafton, Vermont. Daisy was a beautiful woman who led a fascinating life. As a child of 8, she made up a poem during a school pageant, which became the story of a children’s book Daisy and the Doll by Michael and Angela Medearis. In the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War, Daisy at age 104, is featured reciting Civil War poetry.
This Daisy Turner History Mug is part of our Vermont Series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history. Other Vermont History Mugs can be found under the Vermont section of our website. Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.
- 11 oz. mug: 3.75” H x 3” D
- 15 oz. mug: 4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend handwashing.
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