James Longstreet received the nickname ‟Old War Horse” when Lee greeted him after the Battle of Antietam. Longstreet was located at the center position of the Confederate forces. He mounted a defensive stand during which his army repelled a Union force twice its size. Federal forces, under Israel Richardson, threatened to divide the Confederate Army in half, when they overran the ‟Bloody Lane.” Longstreet inspired his men to hold their fragmented firing line, even ordering his staff officers to man an artillery battery, and stalled the Union assault. Longstreet was noted for his wisdom in choosing strong defensive positions. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general for his actions at the Battle of Antietam.
This James Longstreet 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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