Francis Barlow enlisted as a private in 1861 and was one of the few men who entered the Civil War as an enlisted man and rose to the rank of general. At the Battle of Antietam, he was in command at the center of fighting at “the Sunken Road,” where his regiment repulsed a Confederate attack and took 300 prisoners. Barlow was severely wounded in the face and groin, and two days later promoted to brigadier general. Barlow’s first wife was an Army nurse who died of typhus in 1864. After the war, Barlow married Ellen Shaw, the sister of Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
This Francis Barlow 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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.