In 1862, when Lee invaded Maryland he divided his forces sending Stonewall Jackson to capture the armory at Harper’s Ferry. Soon after that Lee encountered the Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg. Lee was badly outnumbered but McClellan held off attacking until the next day. The delay gave time for Jackson and Longstreet᾽s corps to arrive and set up defensive positions. Stonewall Jackson’s corps held the left flank near the Dunker Church, while Longstreet᾽s corps anchored the right flank. During the battle, Jackson᾽s batteries fired on Union forces as they entered the cornfield. In 1863, Jackson was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets at the Battle of Chancellorsville and died several days later.
This Stonewall Jackson 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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