Photos: The Best Facial Hair in the Civil War
Browse through these portraits of officers with great facial hair and then vote for your favorite
- By Jeff Campagna and Brian Wolly
- Smithsonian.com, April 29, 2011
(Library Of Congress)
This unidentified soldier's facial hair wouldn't pass muster in today's military. There are strict guidelines that require men to be clean shaven; sideburns may not extend beyond the ears and mustaches must be neatly groomed and stay within the corners of the mouth.
Love his beard? Vote for this facial hair!