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Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside (Library of Congress)

Photos: The Best Facial Hair in the Civil War

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James Allen Hardie

Maj. Gen. James Allen Hardie
(Library Of Congress)

Maj. Gen. James Allen Hardie served during the Mexican-American War and in the Civil War largely played an administrative role. When Gen. George Meade received word that he was to be commander of the Army of the Potomac, it was from orders delivered by Hardie.

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