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Ambrose Burnside

General Ambrose E. Burnside (May 23, 1824 - 1881) fought in the American Civil War.

Noted for his facial hair, joining his ears to his moustache but with chin clean-shaven; the word burnsides was coined to describe these strips of hair in front of the ears. The syllables were later reversed to give sideburns.



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