Daniel Sickles was one of the most colorful men of the 19th century. In 1861 he recruited N.Y. regiments that became part of the Army of the Potomac. He was a political general, having no military experience. He is best known for disobeying orders at Gettysburg by moving his troops far forward of the Union line to the Peach Orchard. During the ensuing battle, the 111 Corps was virtually destroyed, Sickles’s leg was struck by a cannon ball and later amputated. When carried from the field, he puffed on a cigar so that his men would not be discouraged. Years later he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. After the war, he devoted himself to the preservation of the Gettysburg Battlefield. His leg is currently on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
This Daniel Sickles 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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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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