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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 1 Collection or Record:

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

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