Burnside, Ambrose – Civil War


This Ambrose Burnside mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Ambrose Burnside and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Ambrose Burnside attended the U.S. Military Academy, served briefly in the Mexican-American War. While serving in the cavalry in the West he received an arrow wound to the neck.  His record as a general in the Civil War was mixed.  He led successful campaigns in the Western theater but was in command of the disastrous defeat at Fredericksburg.  His distinctive facial hair was the origin of the term “sideburns.”   After the war he became a U.S. senator for the state of Rhode Island.  Burnside was the first president of the National Rifle Association.

This Ambrose Burnside 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 content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history.  Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life.  Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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