At the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm Christian Fleetwood supervised the unit’s left flank during the attack on Confederate entrenchments. After two color bearers were wounded Fleetwood grabbed the flag and continued under forward before being driven back. He then used the flag to rally his men and continued to fight. His citation reads “seized the colors, after two color bearers had been shot down, and bore them nobly through the fight.”
This Christian Fleetwood mug is part of our Medal of Honor Series and 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.