William Henry Chase Whiting was a graduate of West Point and a Captain in the U.S. Army before the Civil War. He resigned his commission to serve in the C.S.A. where he rose to the rank of Major General. Whiting served as an engineer under Beauregard and Joe Johnson and later saw action at Fredericksburg and the Peninsula Campaign. During the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, his division made the decisive breakthrough at Boatswain’s Creek. In January of 1865, Whiting was wounded while leading a charge at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Captured along with the garrison, he was taken prisoner and sent to the Union military hospital on Governor’s Island where weakened by his injury, he died of dysentery on March 10, 1865.
This William Henry Chase Whiting 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.
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