When Robert E. Lee invaded Maryland in 1862, he divided his army in order to capture Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry. However, a combination of poor reconnaissance by Jeb Stuart and Lee᾽s famous ‟lost order” set the stage for the Battle of Antietam. McClellan᾽s Union Army set up on the east side of Antietam Creek. Lee recalled his divided army and as parts arrived concentrated his forces west of the creek. McClellan alternately attacked Lee᾽s positions on the left, right and center, but did so in an uncoordinated manner. Lee was able to shift his forces to where they were needed the most, using his army to its full potential and fended off the attacks. Robert E. Lee remains one of the most revered and iconic figures of American military leadership.
This Robert E. Lee 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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