George Pickett was a popular cadet at West Point and known for his playful pranks. He fought in many battles including Gaines’s Mill, where he was shot off his horse while leading his brigade. Unfortunately, he is best known for leading the disastrous assault at the Battle of Gettysburg that bears his name, Pickett’s Charge. His division included generals Lewis Armistead, Richard Garnett and James Kemper. More than 50 percent of the men who made the charge were killed or wounded. All three of Pickett’s brigade commanders and all 13 of his regimental commanders were casualties. Lee thought Union forces might counterattack and told Pickett to rally his division for defense, Pickett replied, “General Lee, I have no division.”
This George Pickett 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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.