In 1855, U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis requested William Hardee publish the manuscript known as Hardee’s Tactics. This book became a primary drill manual for both the Union and Confederates throughout the Civil War. During much of the war, Hardee served as a Confederate general in the Western Theater. He was a corps commander at the Battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded. His next assignment was to Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee. Hardee lost confidence in Bragg, requested a reassignment and eventually convinced Jefferson Davis to relieve Bragg of command. In 1865 Hardee took part in the battle of Bentonville, NC, where his only son, a soldier, was killed in a cavalry charge.
This William Hardee 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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