Ambrose E Burnside
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Ambrose E Burnside a.k.a. Ambrose Burnside: Ambrose Everett Burnside was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, as well as countering the raids of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, but suffered disastrous defeats at the terrible Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. His distinctive style of facial hair became known as sideburns, derived from his last name. He was also the first president of the National Rifle Association.
- also known as Ambrose E. Burnside
- born on (190 years ago) in Liberty
- nationality: United States of America
- education: United States Military Academy
- profession: Politician, industrialist, soldier
- died on (133 years ago) in Bristol
- buried in Swan Point Cemetery
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