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)
One of the most celebrated Confederate officers, Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart was a West Point graduate who was a part of the U.S. Army brigade that captured John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame. Once he resigned and joined the Army of Northern Virginia, he became famous for his role as the battleground commander during the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864.
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