Schuyler Colfax was a newspaper editor and friend of Horace Greeley. He belonged to the Whig Party and briefly the “No Nothing Party” but broke with them over their anti-immigrant and pro-slavery stances. When the Whig Party collapsed, he joined the new Republican Party, which was made up of Northern Whigs, Know-Nothings, Free Soilers, and anti-Nebraska Act Democrats. He was a staunch opponent of slavery and spoke out widely on the issue. After he traveled across the West to Los Angeles, he wrote a book called Our New West. Colfax was Speaker of the House in 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment passed. In 1868 he was elected vice president under Ulysses S. Grant but was not re-nominated by his party in 1872.
This Schuyler Colfax mug is part of our US 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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