Henry Thomas Harrison was an actor who joined the Mississippi State Militia. He worked as a spy for C.S.A. Secretary of War James Seddon. In 1863 he met James Longstreet and proceeded to supply him with information he attained regarding U.S. troop movements. He is best known for his service at Gettysburg where he reported that Union forces had left Frederick, MD, and were heading north. Lee used this information and massed his troops, leading to the battle at Gettysburg. Nothing Henry did after this matched that contribution, though he continued to act as a spy in New York until the end of the war. After the war he moved to Mexico, then Montana, and eventually found work as a detective in Cincinnati. In 1912 he applied for a Confederate pension.
This Henry Thomas Harrison 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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