Fortunately, President Lincoln over-ruled Burnside on the death sentences bit.
But Burnside was apt to act impulsively, and his impulse was to follow the bent of his ardent patriotism.
For us—well, it will be hard to think of Burnside without his gracious presence.
His thick hair was parted exactly in the middle, his Burnside whiskers were neatly trimmed, and his glasses were on his nose.
I hope to be able to tell you on Thursday what is to be done with Burnside.
Lincoln disapproved of Burnside's order, and gave Hooker the command.
I think you had better send a courier to Burnside to hurry him up.
Burnside was appointed to supersede him—a man, in every way unfit for the command of a large army.
Burnside, with his corps, got into line many hours too late.
The Confederates were up before daylight on the morrow, anxious to receive General Burnside again.
style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean-shaven chin), 1875 (singular; plural form from 1878; many early uses are in college and university magazines), a reference to U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) of Civil War fame, who wore them and inspired the style. Cf. sideburns.