Johnson, James – Civil War


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

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Colonel James Johnson is well known for his work during Reconstruction.  He was an intimate friend of both Lincoln & Stanton.  James commanded the 13th, 178th, & 139th Pennsylvania Infantry & Fortieth Massachusetts Volunteers.  He saw action at Balls Bluff & Fair Oaks.  Lincoln transferred him to the Veteran Reserve Corps in Washington, DC. where he oversaw the defense of the Capital.  Johnson was the officer of the day at the time of Lincoln’s assassination.  He left the service in 1867.  This information was from a newspaper article circa 1890.

This James Johnson 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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