GENERAL SIDEBURNS (1862)

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The year is 1862. The man is General Ambrose Burnside. If you grew up during the 1950s & ’60s, rather than the 1850s & ’60s – you probably thought “sideburns” were the invention of a former Memphis truck driver by the name of Elvis Presley (I understand he could sing, too).

Sideburns actually go back thousands of years, with even Alexander the Great sporting them in battle. The modern tip of the hat goes to future first president of the National Rifle Association and governor of Rhode Island, Ambrose Everett Burnside, from whom “sideburns” get their name.

General Ambrose E. Burnside - 1862 (O)

1862 - General Ambrose Burnside

In May 2015 we’ll have a selection of Civil War images on exhibit at the Afro American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC – which are also being used to promote the upcoming Grand Review of the Troops celebration in the city. Here’s a handy-dandy link to the Grand Review festivities – where you’ll also find some of our colorized Civil War photos and etchings. https://www.grandreviewparade.org/

2015 - Grand Review Parade

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