Ambrose Burnside

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Ambrose Everett Burnside
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Ambrose Burnside
BornMay 23, 1824
DiedSeptember 13, 1881

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive and politician.[1] He served as governor and a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.[1] As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he fought successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. Burnside commanded the IX Corps, the Department of Ohio, and also the Army of the Potomac for a few months.[2] His distinctive style of facial hair is now known as sideburns, derived from his last name.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ambrose Burnside". History. A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. "Ambrose E. Burnside". Civil War Trust. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  3. "Ambrose Burnside Biography". Bio. A&E Television Networks, LLC. Archived from the original on July 18, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2016.