Ambrose Everett Burnside


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Noun1.Ambrose Everett Burnside - United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)Ambrose Everett Burnside - United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
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By all accounts, General Ambrose Everett Burnside was an affable chap who would be great to sit by the campfire and have a few drinks with.
He was a Civil War general, the first president of the National Rifle Association, the Governor and later a US Senator from Rhode Island and a successful businessman; but it was his invention, the .54-caliber Burnside carbine, for which Ambrose Everett Burnside will forever be remembered.