Huger, Benjamin – Civil War


This Benjamin Huger history mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs. An image of Benjamin Huger and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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After graduating from West Point in 1825 Benjamin Huger served as Chief of Ordnance during the Mexican – American War.  In 1861, he was commissioned Colonel of artillery in the Confederate Army and assigned to defend North Carolina and Virginia.  In early 1862, as a Major General, at Roanoke Island, he failed to reinforce his command and surrendered to the Union Expeditionary Force.  When Union troops approached Norfolk in May of 1862 Huger ordered the destruction of the naval yard, including the CSS Virginia.  His leadership was questioned after the Seven Days Battles, and Benjamin Huger was relieved of duty.  In 1863, Huger was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department for administrative duties until the war’s end.

This Benjamin Huger 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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