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Ambrose Burnside

Fought For: Union

Born: May 23, 1824
Died: September 13, 1881

Horse: Old Bob

Notable Ambrose Burnside Quotes

"The habit of declaring sympathy for the enemy will not be allowed.  Persons committing such offenses will be arrested with a view toward being tried, or sent beyond our lines to the lines of our friends."

Interesting Ambrose Burnside Facts 

Like his fellow cadet Grant, Burnside's name was changed due to an error in the roster when he was admitted to West Point. General Abrose Burnside's "true" middle name was "Everts" but when he was admitted, his name was incorrectly recorded as "Everett".  From that point on, he went by the new middle name.