Lewis Wallace was a governor, statesman and author. As a general in the Civil War he served in several minor engagements before his deployment to Shiloh. There he commanded the third division and because of confusing verbal orders was late reinforcing Sherman, who was pushed back by Confederate forces. When civilians in the East heard of the horrible casualties at Shiloh, the demand for accountability made Wallace a target for criticism. He was reassigned to command the defense of Cincinnati. Then in 1864, at the Battle of Monocacy, MD, his 5,800- man force held back Jubal Early’s 15,000 troops long enough for the city to organize a successful defense and repel Early. Wallace may be best remembered as the author of the novel Ben-Hur.
This Lewis Wallace 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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