James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart served under “Stonewall” Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1861, becoming an important commander in the Army of Northern Virginia. Jeb Stuart was an audacious cavalry commander, circumnavigating the Union Army of the Potomac and bringing fame to himself and embarrassment to the North. During the Peninsula Campaign he fought opposite his father-in-law, Union Colonel Philip Cooke. He received much criticism in the South for not informing Lee of the whereabouts of the Union Army at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg. Stuart’s cavalry were the eyes of Lee’s forces and contributed to errors made by Confederate forces at Gettysburg. He was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern.
This Jeb Stuart 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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