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)
Maj. Gen. Carter Littlepage Stevenson left the U.S. Army when his home state of Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. He withstood the Siege of Vicksburg, commanding the entire right flank of the Confederate Army. Stevenson also fought at the Battle of Chattanooga and was among the officers who surrendered to Union Gen. Sherman in the waning months of the war.
Does this officer have the chops? Vote for this facial hair!