Compton, Franklin – Civil War


This Franklin Compton mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Franklin Compton and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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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.

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