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Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair?

Browse these portraits of officers with great facial hair courtesy of the Library of Congress and then vote for your favorite

Christopher C. Augur

Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Augur
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Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Augur, class of 1843 from West Point, fought against Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest prior to the Civil War. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, but recovered and commanded a division during the siege of Port Hudson.

Does this officer have the chops? Vote for this facial hair!

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