Richard Ewell lost his right leg in 1862 and returned to service in 1863 taking command of the 2nd Corps after the death of Stonewall Jackson. At Gettysburg, Ewell drove the Union troops out of town and onto Cemetery Hill. Lee gave him discretionary orders to take the hill if practicable. Ewell felt his men needed rest and chose not to attack, and Major Early concurred, thus leaving the Union with the high ground at the end of the first day’s battle. This incident gave the Union time to reinforce the ridge holding the high ground throughout the next two days of battle.
This Richard Ewell 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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