- Ambrose Everett,1824–81, Union general in the American Civil War.
- full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
Origin of burnsides
Examples from the Web for burnside
Contemporary Examples of burnside
Fortunately, President Lincoln over-ruled Burnside on the death sentences bit.The Lost History of the NRA
January 15, 2013
Historical Examples of burnside
Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
Burnside, with his corps, got into line many hours too late.
Burnside took care of the army, no doubt, but it was of the rebel army.
Rhetors and sham-erudites are ecstatic about Burnside's conduct.
Burnside is honest and loyal, only give him no army to command.
- US thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
Word Origin for burnsides
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.