Ricketts, James – Monocacy


This James Brewerton Ricketts mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of James Brewerton Ricketts and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.


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James Brewerton Ricketts fought in the Mexican-American and Seminole Wars.  In the Civil War, at First Bull Run, he was shot four times and captured but later returned to the north as part of a prisoner exchange.  At Antietam he had two horses shot from under him and was badly injured when a horse fell on him.  He fought at the Battle of Monocacy under General Lew Wallace, where he held the Union left flank.  At the Battle of Cedar Creek, he was in command of the VI Corps until wounded by a Minie ball that went through his chest. He returned to duty two days before Lee’s surrender.  His grave marker reads in part “Wounded five times…Died Sept 27, 1887, from wounds received while commanding the Sixth Army Corps in the Shenandoah Valley.”

This James Brewerton Ricketts 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 content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history.  Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life.  Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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