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19060  Gen. Ambrose Burnside CDV. Ambrose
Everett Burnside was an American soldier who
began his military career straight out of West
Point.  History does not look favorably on the
General earning him the reputation as “one of
the most incompetent generals of the war.”  He,
however, is well known for his very distinct
facial hair, which is now known as sideburns.  
His other careers include railroad executive,
inventor, industrialist, and politician (Governor
and US Senator from Rhode Island).  Backmark
C. D. Fredericks & Co., New York.  Trimmed.