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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

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Carter Littlepage Stevenson

Maj. Gen. Carter Littlepage Stevenson
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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.

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