In 1861, Henry Kyd Douglas enlisted as a private at Harpers Ferry in the 2nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry which became part of the Stonewall Brigade.  Douglas rose in the ranks to lieutenant where he commanded a company at Kernstown.  In the spring of 1862, he was detailed on special duty to Stonewall Jackson’s staff.  After Jackson was killed, Douglas accepted an offer from General Edward Johnson to be assistant adjutant general on his staff and attained the rank of major.  On the 3rd day at the Battle of Gettysburg, Douglas was severely wounded and taken as a prisoner of war where he was held for nearly 10 months.  In 1864, he was paroled and took command of a brigade at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek and Appomattox Court House for the final surrender.  Douglas is best known for his wartime memoir, which became a book, I rode with Stonewall, which was published in 1940.

This Henry Kyd Douglas 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.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.


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