John Pope graduated from West Point and served in the Mexican-American War. Prior to the Civil War, Pope was surveying a possible southern rail route for the First Transcontinental Railroad. During the Civil War he had early victories in Missouri, which led Lincoln to select him to lead the Army of Virginia. His defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run caused his banishment to Minnesota for the remainder of the war. After the war he was a prominent activist in the reconstruction of Atlanta. He ended his military career in the Indian Wars against the Apache and Sioux. He advocated for more humane and better treatment of Native Americans.
This John Pope 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.