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)
A veteran of the Second Seminole War, Col. John Haskell King was initially assigned to the Western theater, where he commanded troops in the Battle of Shiloh. After receiving a promotion for his bravery at the Battle of Chickamauga, King was engaged in the Atlanta campaign, remaining through the siege of Atlanta.
Does this officer have the chops? Vote for this facial hair!