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Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside (Library of Congress)

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

John Haskell King

Col. John Haskell King
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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.

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