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Brig. Gen. Ambrose Everett Burnside

Description: Born near Liberty, this Union army general invented a breech-loading rifle, became a railroad executive, and served as Rhode Island’s governor and U.S. Senator. Noted for his unusual facial hair, his “burnsides” are now called “sideburns.”
Origin: Circa 1865
Publisher: G.P. Putnam
Collection: Civil War Materials
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Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Union County (Ind.)
Burnside, Ambrose E. (Ambrose Everett), 1824-1881

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