Samuel Vance Fulkerson was born in Washington County, Virginia, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War with the Tennessee regiment. After the war, he returned home and worked as a lawyer and judge. During the Civil War, Fulkerson fought in the C.S.A. serving as a Colonel of the 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He fought in the 1862 Battle of Gaines’ Mill under Robert E. Lee. Fulkerson was Commander of the 3rd Brigade when he was mortally wounded on June 27th and died the following day. After his death, “Stonewall” Jackson wrote that “Fulkerson was an officer of distinguished worth and I deeply felt his death….he enjoyed the confidence of his regiment and all who knew him.”
This Samuel Vance Fulkerson 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.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.