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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

Thomas O. Selfridge Jr.

Adm. Thomas O. Selfridge Jr.
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Adm. Thomas O. Selfridge Jr. took command of the USS Monitor after John L. Worden was wounded. He engaged in various other naval campaigns in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of North Carolina.

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