Frederick William Lander graduated from Norwich Military Academy and became a civil engineer and army officer. Prior to the Civil War, he was employed by the U.S. government as a surveyor for wagon trains and railroad routes in the Far West. In the Civil War, he served as an Aide-de-camp on the staff of General McClellan. In 1861 he was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers, seeing action at the Battle of Rich Mountain and at Edwards Ferry, where he was severely wounded in the leg. While in command of a division of the Army of the Potomac, he held control of the town of Hancock, Maryland, repulsing an attack led by Stonewall Jackson. Lander died of pneumonia in Paw Paw, VA.
This Frederick Lander 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.