Thomas Crittenden was born in Russellville, Kentucky. When the Civil War began Thomas and his father John remained loyal to the Union. His brother George Crittenden sided with the South and became a general in the Confederate Army. Thomas was appointed brigadier general of volunteers commanding the 5th Division in the Army of the Ohio. He led the division at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and was subsequently appointed major general of volunteers and put in command of the II Corps during the Perryville Campaign. He led his corps at the Battle of Chickamauga and was blamed for the defeat and relieved of command. He was later exonerated and put back in command during the Battle of Cold Harbor. He resigned on December 13, 1864.
This Thomas Crittenden mug is part of our US 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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