Burnside Ambrose Everett

Burn·side

 (bûrn′sīd′), Ambrose Everett 1824-1881.
American general and politician known more for his side-whiskers (or sideburns) than for his career in the Union Army, which included defeats at Fredericksburg (1862) and Petersburg (1864).
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