Franklin Compton, Sergeant Civil War
1861 Enlists in the 71st Regiment, Philadelphia
1861 – Battle at Balls Bluff
1862 – Captured at Battle of Fair Oaks, VA
1862 – Libby Prison Prisoner Exchange
1862 – Antietam Battle
1862 – Fredericksburg – Wounded
1862 – Promoted to Sergeant
1863 – Deserted & returned to service
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg
1864 – Enlistment runs out
1864 – Re-enlists
1864 – Captured at the Wilderness Battlefield
1864 – Dies at Andersonville Prison
This Franklin Compton 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.
- Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.