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Ambrose Everett Burnside was known for his distinctive facial hair. So much so that the term "sideburns" came from his last name. Ambrose Everett Burnside was known for his distinctive facial hair. So much so that the term "sideburns" came from his last name.  

Most impressive sideburns of the Civil War for Ambrose Burnside’s birthday [SLIDESHOW]

Civil War general Ambrose Burnside was known for many things. He kinda screwed up Antietam. He didn’t do so hot at Fredericksburg. He arrested anyone who spoke any opposition to the war. But just look at that facial hair.

Burnside’s facial hair was so distinctive that the sideburn was named after him. To celebrate his birthday, May 23, here are some of the most profound sideburns, and assorted facial hair artwork, sported by generals of the Union army.

 

 

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