burnsides delay at the bridge could not have been more fortunate for Lee if he had fixed its duration himself.
burnsides plan had been to renew the battle, but the overwhelming opinion of the other officers prevailed.
In the mine fiasco on that fatal July 30th, thirty-nine hundred men (nearly all from burnsides corps) were lost to the Union side.
General Sumner (who led the advance of burnsides army) held this opinion but he had not received orders to cross the river.
burnsides expedition, which made possible Shermans march, depended upon Monroe as a base.
In front of this wall the previous year, nearly 6,000 of burnsides men had fallen, and it was not carried.
burnsides had three hundred and seventy pieces of field artillery and forty siege guns mounted on Stafford's Heights.
A word remains to be said as to fortunes of burnsides and Warrens forces, which were on the Federal right.
In summer they were always on the hills and by the burnsides.
General burnsides whole force was pouring down to the Stafford hills.
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.