Horatio Gouverneur Wright was an engineer and general during the Civil War. In the early years he took part in the evacuation and destruction of Gosport Navy Yard, where he was captured but released a few days later. Wright built fortifications around D.C. and was chief engineer at the Battle of Bull Run. He served in campaigns that included Port Royal, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Gettysburg, Cedar Creek, Cold Harbor, and the Battle of the Wilderness. As a general he was in command of the first troops to break the Confederate defenses at Petersburg. After the war he worked on engineering projects in building the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument.
This Horatio Wright 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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