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Ambrose Everett Burnside was an American soldier, railroad
executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island,
serving as governor and a U.S. Senator.
As a Union Army general in the
American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina
and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of
Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. His distinctive style of facial
hair is now known as sideburns, derived from his last name.
died suddenly on September 13, 1881 of "neuralgia of the
heart" (Angina pectoris) at Bristol, Rhode Island. He was 57 year
Where are they buried?
- Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
- Burnside Family Cemetery, Bristol, Rhode Island
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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