Known as the “Old War Horse,” James Longstreet was one of the most important generals in the Confederate Army. He took a lead position after the death of “Stonewall” Jackson. Longstreet helped win victories at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga and commanded forces at Antietam. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. At Gettysburg, he disagreed with Lee’s tactics and reluctantly supervised the disastrous infantry assault referred to as Pickett’s Charge. After the war, he joined the Republican Party becoming a civil servant and diplomat. In 1874, he led an African American militia against the anti-Reconstruction White League at the Battle of Liberty Place. Southerners were critical of his friendship with Grant and blamed Longstreet for the failure at Gettysburg.
This James Longstreet mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life. 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
- Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
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