James Brewerton Ricketts fought in the Mexican-American and Seminole Wars. In the Civil War, at First Bull Run, he was shot four times and captured but later returned to the north as part of a prisoner exchange. At Antietam he had two horses shot from under him and was badly injured when a horse fell on him. He fought at the Battle of Monocacy under General Lew Wallace, where he held the Union left flank. At the Battle of Cedar Creek James Ricketts was in command of the VI Corps until wounded by a Minie ball that went through his chest. He returned to duty two days before Lee’s surrender. His grave marker reads in part “Wounded five times…Died Sept 27, 1887, from wounds received while commanding the Sixth Army Corps in the Shenandoah Valley.”
This James Ricketts 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.
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