Ambrose Burnside (Union)

Ambrose Burnside

General Ambrose Burnside is number 9 on our famous folks top 10 list of Civil War Generals. Here is his micro biography:

Ambrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside was born on May 23, 1824, in Liberty, Indiana. He died on September 13, 1881, in Bristol, Rhode Island. He was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician.

Burnside was a military man, who fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. During the Civil War, he served as a Union General and was in charge of several important battles, including the Battle of Antietam. Despite his bravery and dedication, his military tactics were often criticized and he was eventually replaced as commander.

Ambrose Burnside after Civil War

After the war, Burnside continued to have a successful career. He worked as a railroad executive and was also involved in politics. He served as the governor of Rhode Island and was a senator in the U.S. Congress. He was also an inventor, who patented a new type of breech-loading rifle.

Burnside was known for his distinctive appearance, which included a bushy mustache and sideburns that became known as “burnsides.” He was a man of great integrity and was respected by both his fellow soldiers and the public. Despite his many achievements, he was a humble man and always put others before himself.

Burnside was also known for his kindness and generosity. He was always willing to help those in need and was loved by all who knew him. He was a man of great courage, who never backed down from a challenge. He faced danger head on and was always willing to put himself in harm’s way to protect others.

Ambrose Burnside – always busy

Despite his many successes, Burnside was never one to rest on his laurels. He was always looking for new opportunities and was always eager to try new things. He was a true American hero and a true inspiration to all who knew him.

Burnside’s legacy lives on today and he is remembered as a man who embodied the best of American values. He was a man of great character and was always willing to do what was right, no matter the cost. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest military leaders in American history and as a true American hero.

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