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)
Only a captain at the start of the war, Samuel Sprigs Carroll was a brigadier general by 1864 due to his valor in the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was often wounded during fighting; after the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, his left arm was amputated. After he recovered, he still continued to command a division in the Army of the Shenandoah and serve in the Army after the war.
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