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 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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