Washington Territory was just under eight years old and more than a quarter century away from statehood.
The Smithsonian museum has released a fantastic set of photographs of soldiers displaying some of the most outrageous facial hair of the American Civil War and they are asking the public to vote for a favourite.
Sporting huge handlebar mustaches and massive mutton chops sideburns, the hirsute gents went down in history for their epic deeds on the battlefield. But who had the best beards? Will a shaggy South rise again or will an unkempt Union prevail?
Have a look at the amazing selection then click on the link to cast your vote.
Major General Alpheus Williams was training volunteers for the Michigan militia when the war began. Hazen was injured battling Comanches in Texas in He later commanded a brigade in the Army of the Ohio and played an important part in the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh.
His troops fought bravely at Chattanooga and during the Atlanta Campaign. He was appointed chief signal officer by President Hayes at the end of the war. He was among the first to arrive in Washington D. Although named commander of the Army of the Potomac inhis failure at the Battle of Fredericksburg caused him to turn over control to Gen.
Augur graduated from West Point in Severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, he recovered to command a division during the siege of Port Hudson Major General George Crook graduated from West Point in and was stationed in northern California at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was injured during the encounter with the CSS Virginia, the first battle in history between two ironclads.
He later oversaw the construction of several other ironclads and chose their commanders Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield graduated from West Point and moved quickly up the ranks, commanding the entire Army of the Frontier by He later fought at Gettysburg and Wilderness, where he was captured but later returned in a prisoner exchange Colonel John Haskell King commanded troops at the Battle of Shiloh.
He was appointed provisional governor of Mississippi after the war Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord was known as a talented mathematician. He served during several naval campaigns in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of North Carolina Samuel Sprigs Carroll began the war as a captain but rose to become Brigadier General.
He was recruited by the Union Army to create a sharpshooter corps, a special forces group dressed in green that fought at Gettysburg and Shepherdstown.
After the war, he ran for president as a Democrat inlosing to James Garfield.
Almost nothing is known of the General who is included in the collection soley on the strength of his beard Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart was one of the most celebrated Confederate officers.
He was a part of the U. Army brigade that captured John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame. He was a battleground commander during the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg but was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in Advertisement Share or comment on this article: The greatest beards and moustaches of the Civil War.Causes Of The Civil War The Civil War, which lasted from to , was mainly caused by the diverging society between the North and the South.
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