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Burnside, Ambrose Everett



  • Existence: 1824 - 1881


Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, who served as governor and as an United States Senator. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, as well as countering the raids of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, but suffered disastrous defeats at the Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Robert E. Lee to Ambrose Everett Burnside, 1862-12-19

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000003921], Folder: 70

Robert E. Lee discusses a private who was captured and will be tried as a spy.

Dates: 1862-12-19

Withrow Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0164
Scope and Contents

Contains genealogies of Lucy Johnson Withrow; correspondence of Louie Moran to Margaret Withrow, 1919; licences and receipts for John Withrow's general store, 1882-1920; also includes 3 ALS of M. H. Johnson to Fanny Withrow concerning Burnside's bombardment of Fredericksburg and maneuvers in the Valley of Virginia, 1862 November 16-30.

Dates: Inclusive 1852-1932

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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 1
Fredericksburg, Battle of (Virginia : 1862) 1
General stores 1
Personal narratives -- Confederate 1
Virginia -- Lexington 1