In 1832 George Musalas Colvocoresses was appointed Midshipman serving on the frigate United States in the Mediterranean Squadron. In 1838 he served in the U.S. Exploring Expedition, also known as the Wilkes Expedition. As part of this expedition, he had three geographic features named for him, two on the West Coast of the U.S.A. and another feature in Antarctica. In 1852 Colvocoresses wrote a book on the Wilkes Expedition titled Four Years in a Government Exploring Expedition. During the American Civil War, he commanded the vessel Supply and the sloop Saratoga. He captured a Confederate schooner, conducted intelligence gathering and attacked a Confederate position in South Newport, Georgia. In 1872 he was robbed and murdered by unknown assailants in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
This George Musalas Colvocoresses 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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