Identified to a Pennsylvanian, S.F. Forgeus.
Identified to Lieutenant F.S. Forgeus who served with the 134th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry from 1862- to June of 1863, then service with the 3rd Penn. Heavy Artillery to the end of the Civil War. He was commissioned into the 9th U.S. Colored Troops and saw service in Texas and New Orleans until mustered out in November of 1866. During the war, his regiments were engaged in battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg,Chancellorsville, Virginia, North Carolina, then finally in the Petersburg Campaign. The 9th USCT was on duty on the Brazos, Brownsville, and on the Rio Grande before transfer to New Orleans.
The white porcelain mug stands 3 3/8 inches high, trimmed and lettered in gilt, and having a painted GAR member badge on the front. Some wear to gold trim, otherwise a nearly flawless mug with a good history.