David Dixon Porter was the second naval officer to attain the rank of admiral. His adoptive brother was Admiral David Farragut. Porter served in the Navy from 1829 to 1891. He fought in the Mexican-American War and during the Civil War commanded fleets in the Atlantic and on the Mississippi River. Porter worked in conjunction with Grant in the Vicksburg campaign using a mortar fleet and led forces in the Red River Campaign. After the war the Navy rapidly downsized, and Porter was appointed superintendent of the Naval Academy. He revised the curriculum to reflect the reality of naval life and enforced disciple while teaching the social graces to cadets. The honor system was installed, bringing the Naval Academy on a level with West Point.
This David Dixon Porter 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.