William Tecumseh Sherman graduated from West Point in 1840 and saw action in the Second Seminole War. Taking leave from the Army he worked as a bank manager and lawyer before becoming superintendent of the Military Academy in Louisiana. When the Civil War broke out he resigned and went north. At the First Battle of Bull Run he led a brigade of volunteers. He was a good friend of U.S. Grant, serving under him during the campaign at Vicksburg. Sherman took over command of the Western Theater when Grant was promoted to commanding general of the Army. Sherman’s forces captured Atlanta, and his march through Georgia and the Carolinas and the scorched-earth tactics he employed demoralized and devastated the Confederacy.
This William Tecumseh Sherman 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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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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