LeRoy Wiley Gresham wrote the only known 19th-century account that meticulously details, on a daily basis for five years, the life of a Southern family during the Civil War. An invalid who could not walk, he was extremely smart, funny, and well read. His diary entries describe the relationships between slaves and their owners. LeRoy’s father had over 100 slaves. Insight into the fall of the Confederacy and the disparity between the rich and poor are observations he wrote about until his death in 1865.
This LeRoy Wiley Gresham 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.
- Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.