Known as the “Old War Horse,” James Longstreet was one of the most important generals in the Confederate Army. He took a lead position after the death of “Stonewall” Jackson. Longstreet helped win victories at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga and commanded forces at Antietam. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. At Gettysburg, he disagreed with Lee’s tactics and reluctantly supervised the disastrous infantry assault referred to as Pickett’s Charge. After the war, he joined the Republican Party becoming a civil servant and diplomat. In 1874, he led an African American militia against the anti-Reconstruction White League at the Battle of Liberty Place. Southerners were critical of his friendship with Grant and blamed Longstreet for the failure at Gettysburg.
This James Longstreet 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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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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