Ambrose Burnside biography

Ambrose Burnside

Military Commander

1824 – 1881

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Who was 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 but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. His distinctive style of facial hair became known as sideburns, derived from his last name.

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Born
May 23, 1824
Liberty
Also known as
  • Ambrose E. Burnside
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Military Academy
Died
Sep 13, 1881
Bristol
Resting place
Swan Point Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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