Jehu Foster Marshall was a lawyer and was noted for his intelligence. He joined the U.S. Army and served with the famed Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican-American War. Marshall was elected to the South Carolina Legislature before resigning from the U.S. Army in 1861 and joining the C.S.A. He was the owner of a large sugar plantation in Florida that was a major supplier of sugar to the Confederacy before it was burned by Union troops in 1865. Jehu Marshall rose to the rank of colonel of the 1st South Carolina Regimental Rifles. He was mortally wounded while leading a furious assault at the Battle of Second Manassas on August 29, 1862, and died within the hour. Battery Marshall on the west end of Sullivan’s Island in Charleston was named for him.
This Jehu Foster Marshall 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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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.