Alfred Pleasonton served in the Mexican-American War, where he was promoted for gallantry. At Antietam, he was wounded in the ear by the concussion of an artillery shell. During the Battle at Gettysburg, he commanded the Cavalry Corps but was kept on a short leash by Meade. Pleasonton was transferred to Missouri in the last years of the war. There he paroled many Confederate prisoners on the condition they migrate to the Dakota and Montana Territories. This prevented many soldiers from becoming bushrangers and guerrilla fighters. When he died, Pleasonton requested that he not be buried in his old uniform or with any military honors because he felt the Army had not given him the recognition he deserved during the Civil War.
This Alfred Pleasonton 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.