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.
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by William L. Barney
Forever associated with the disastrous federal charges at Fredericksburg, Ambrose E. Burnside was a competent corps commander who lacked ...
A State-by-State Encyclopedia by Spencer C. Tucker, Paul G. Pierpaoli Jr.
a large force Although distinguishing himself early in the war, Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside proved ineffective in high command and led the Army of the Potomac into defeat in the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.
by Terry L. Jones
Ambrose E. Burnside replaced Maj ...
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Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside , ca. 1860 - ca. 1865
Still Picture Records LICON, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College
Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Photo credit: Marion Doss
- General Ambrose E. Burnside, Union Army
Title: [General Ambrose E. Burnside, Union Army]
Creator: Brady's National Portrait Gallery
Date: ca. 1861-1865
Part of: Collection of Civil War and military cartes de visite and portraits
Place: Washington, D.C.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount; 10 x 6 cm.
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