Robert Huston Milroy graduated from Norwich University, became a lawyer, judge and a major general in the Civil War. He commanded forces with success against Stonewall Jackson at the Second Battle of Bull Run. His most notable loss was during the Second Battle of Winchester, when he was overtaken by Confederate corps led by General Ewell. Milroy managed to escape with his staff, but more than 3,000 men under his command were captured, as were his artillery and more than 300 supply wagons. He regained his honor two years later in the Western Theater, when he routed Confederate infantry and cavalry outside Murfreesboro. After the war he was a trustee of the Erie Canal Company and superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Washington Territory.
This Robert Milroy 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.