In 1850, Charles Sidney Winder graduated from West Point and served in the 3rd U.S. Artillery where he saw action against Native Americans in the Washington Territory. He resigned from the Army in 1861 and was appointed as Major in the artillery in the Confederate Army. In 1862, he was promoted to Brigadier General under the command of Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Winder was resented by his men for being a severe disciplinarian and even Jackson spoke to him on the matter. At the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Winder took ill and despite the advice of his surgeon to rest, he led his men into battle. Winder was personally directing fire of a battery when he was struck by a Union shell in his left side. Severely injured, he was brought to the rear and died of his injuries later that night.
This Charles Sidney Winder 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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