McPherson, James – Civil War


This James McPherson mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of James McPherson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

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In 1857-1861 James McPherson supervised the building of both Fort Delaware and Fort Alcatraz.  In 1862 he was Chief Engineer of Grant’s army at the Battle of Fort Henry and Donelson.  He was promoted to major general after the Battle of Shiloh and when Sherman was given command of all Armies of the West, McPherson became commander of the Army of the Tennessee, serving as the right wing of Sherman’s Atlanta campaign.  McPherson was killed at the Battle of Atlanta fighting Confederate troops under John Bell Hood.  Hood wrote that even though they fought on different sides he admired McPherson’s kind treatment to the people of Vicksburg and he felt sorrow for the death of this friend and former West Point classmate. 

This James McPherson 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.
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