John Buford was a cavalry officer who saw action at the second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville. He is best known for his leadership on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Recognizing the importance of holding the high ground, Buford fought using delaying actions against a superior force of Confederate infantry. Holding the positions on Culps Hill and Cemetery Ridge proved to be decisive factors in the Union victory at Gettysburg. Buford died five months later after contracting typhoid. He was promoted to major general on his deathbed, in recognition of his actions and leadership on the first day at Gettysburg.
This John Buford 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 biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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