George Meade was a career Army officer who served in the Seminole and Mexican-American wars. During the Civil War, he commanded troops in battles at the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Glendale. In 1863, just three days before the Battle of Gettysburg, he was given command of the Army of the Potomac. He won the decisive battle against Robert E. Lee, but the victory was marred by his allowing the Confederate Army to escape to Virginia. Meade was hostile toward the press and had a short, violent temper, which hurt his reputation. When the war was over, he commanded important departments during Southern Reconstruction.
This George Meade 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.