Major General Ambrose E. Burnside
Original Author: Mathew Brady Studio
Created: 1860–1865
Medium: Glass-plate negative
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Major General Ambrose E. Burnside

Ambrose E. Burnside was a major general in the Union army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Instantly recognizable for his bushy sideburns (the term itself is derived from reversing his last name), Burnside was one of four men to command the Army of the Potomac in Virginia.