Robert E. Lee is the son of “Light Horse Harry” Lee, who was an officer in the Revolutionary War. Lee served as a combat engineer for 32 years, and fought in the Mexican-American War under Winfield Scott. In 1861 Lee was offered command of the Union Army by Lincoln. Lee refused to fight against his home state of Virginia. Siding with the South, he became commanding general of all Confederate forces. Lee was a brilliant battlefield commander and tactician; however, his aggressive tactics resulted in high casualties at a time when the Confederacy had a shortage of manpower. Lee remains one of the most revered, iconic figures of American military leadership. After surrendering at Appomattox, he urged his Southern brethren not to continue the fight and rejoin the Union peacefully.
This Robert E. Lee 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.
- Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.