Patrick Cleburne was born in Ireland and served in a Welsh regiment of the British Army before emigrating to the U.S. He joined the Confederate Army as a private. His outstanding performance in battle enabled him to rise through the ranks, becoming a major general in 1862. Cleburne fought at Shiloh and Richmond (Kentucky) where he was wounded in the face. In 1863 he fought at Chickamauga, Wauhatchie, Missionary Ridge(Tennessee), and Ringgold Gap (Georgia). He was killed at the Battle of Franklin (Tennessee), where he was last seen on foot with his sword raised after his horse was shot out from under him. Cleburne may be one of the most underrated generals in the Civil War.
This Patrick Cleburne 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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