Henry Wilson worked as a shoemaker prior to his election in 1855 as a senator from Massachusetts. During the Civil War he opposed slavery and devoted his energies to the destruction of the “Slave Power,” those slave owners and their political allies that anti-slavery Americans saw as dominating the country. Wilson chaired the Committee on Military Affairs, overseeing the 15,000 War and Navy Department nominations Lincoln submitted during the war. Henry Wilson personally recruited the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which he briefly commanded. Days after the ratification of the 13th Amendment, Wilson introduced a bill to protect the civil rights of African Americans. He practiced principled politics, supporting the abolition of slavery and the rights of workers, both white and black.
This U.S. Vice President Henry Wilson History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
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.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.