George Armstrong Custer graduated last in his class at West Point. As a second lieutenant in the cavalry, he fought at the First Battle of Bull Run. Over the years he distinguished himself with his bravery and aggressive actions as a cavalry commander and was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers at the age of 23. At Gettysburg, Custer’s brigade had the highest loss of any Union Cavalry brigade. In 1864 at the Third Battle of Winchester he defeated the army of Jubal Early. He was present at Appomattox when Lee surrendered to Grant. After the war he served in various units during the Indian Wars, climaxing at the Battle of Little Bighorn where he was killed.
This George Armstrong Custer 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.