George H. Thomas served in the Mexican-American War and was a principal Civil War commander in the Western Theater. In 1863, after his defense at the Battle of Chickamauga, he got nicknamed the “Rock of Chickamauga.” Thomas led troops in a breakthrough in the Battle of Chattanooga and in 1864 achieved a decisive victory destroying the Confederate Army of General John B. Hood at the Battle of Nashville. Thomas failed to achieve the fame of other Union generals, as he did not write books after the war and did not have a warm relationship with Grant.
This George H. Thomas 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.