Edward Bancroft Williston was born in Norwich, Vermont, and in 1856 graduated from Norwich University. He rose through the ranks, seeing action in the Civil War at the battles of Salem Heights, Gettysburg and Winchester. In 1864 he received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Trevilian Station as part of the U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade. During the Spanish-American War, Williston was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers.
This Edward Williston 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.