John Marshall Harlan came from a slaveholding family in Kentucky. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the Union Army. He commanded the Crittenden Union Zouaves, which served as guard of General Sherman’s headquarters. He became Colonel of the Tenth Kentucky Infantry, which skirmished against John Hunt Morgan’s Raiders and prevented them from destroying the Rolling Fork Bridge at Lebanon’s Landing, a major supply route for the Union Army. After the war, Harlan was an outspoken critic of slavery and was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
This John Marshall Harlan 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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