Joseph Eggleston Johnston trained at the U.S. Military Academy, then served in the Mexican-American and Seminole Wars. A career officer, he achieved the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army. Johnston resigned his commission in the Army when his home state of Virginia seceded. He was one of the most senior officers in the C.S.A. Army, but his record was mixed, losing many battles that he commanded. Severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines, he was replaced by Robert E. Lee in 1863. He commanded forces at Vicksburg and in 1865 surrendered the remains of his army to Sherman. After the war, he became a friend to both Grant and Sherman. He served as a pallbearer at Sherman’s funeral, dying shortly afterward.
This Joseph Johnston 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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.