498: BURNSIDE, AMBROSE E.
498. AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE (1824 - 1881) Union major general who is known for the disastrous charges made at Fredericksburg in 1862, and the nicknaming of distinctive facial hair. Brief A.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Providence, Sep. 9, 1865 to a fellow officer granting a request. Very good, matted with an engraving and set into an antiqued frame. $75-100