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Brig. Genl. Ambrose E. Burnside.
1861-1865
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by George Whiting , American, 1820 - 1862
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 5/8 x 8 3/8in. (29.5 x 21.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 1/16 x 10 1/16in. (35.7 x 25.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: Three-quarter-length portrait of a bald man in military uniform, including epaulets, gloves, hat, sash, and belt. He holds a sword in his left hand. He has a mustache and sideburns.
Subject Note: Ambrose Burnside (1824-1881) graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1847. When the Civil War broke out, he became a colonel in the Rhode Island Volunteers. After fighting successfully at the Battle of Bull Run, he was promoted to Brigadier General of the Union Army. General Burnside replaced General George McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac after the battle at Antietem in September 1862.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BRIG. GENL. AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE. / U.S. ARMY." On verso, inscribed in purple ink, upper left, "772". Inscribed in pencil: lower left, "Print / Box 6 / #35" "271 [in a circle]"; lower right, "Consv CPC / 1987" "Dwr 3" and accession number.
Object Number: 1950.118.0
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