Benjamin Henry Grierson served as a cavalry general in the Army of the Tennessee. In 1863 he led an important raid deep into Confederate territory that supported Grant’s Vicksburg campaign. He commanded over 1,700 cavalry and traveled over 800 miles in only 17 days. They had many engagements, capturing many prisoners while destroying Confederate supplies and disabling two railroads. After the war he continued his military career, leading the Buffalo Soldiers until 1888. His support for native peoples and willingness to work with African American soldiers made him unpopular with other white officers.
This Benjamin Grierson 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.