Edward A. Wild was an American homeopathic doctor who served in the Ottoman Army as a medical officer during the Crimean War. In the U.S. Civil War, he enlisted as a front-line combat officer, fighting at Bull Run, the Peninsula Campaign and the Battle of Seven Pines, where he was wounded. Returning to action at the Battle of South Mountain, Wild was shot again, necessitating the amputation of his left arm. He was a fervent abolitionist and recruited black soldiers and white officers to lead them, including Robert Gould Shaw. Wild commanded a brigade of black infantry known as “Wild’s African Brigade.” His men occupied Richmond and witnessed the historic visit of Abraham Lincoln.
This Edward A. Wild 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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