Philip Sheridan served in the Army from 1853 to 1888. Early in his service he was part of the topographical survey in the Pacific Northwest. In 1862 he was appointed colonel of the Michigan Cavalry, and after his success at the Battle of Boonesville, MS., he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He fought at the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, prior to leading the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac. He was first to use scorched-earth tactics to deprive the Confederate forces of food and supplies in the Shenandoah Valley. After the Civil War he fought in the Indian Wars and was a key figure in the protection of what would become the Yellowstone National Park.
This Philip Sheridan 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.