★ ★  Burnside, Ambrose

Ambrose Everett Burnside

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Born:
May 23, 1824

Birthplace: Liberty, Indiana

Father: Judge Edghill Burnside 1792 – 1859
(Buried: Drook Cemetery, Liberty, Indiana)​

Mother: Pemela Brown 1795 – 1841
(Buried: Drook Cemetery, Liberty, Indiana)​

Wife: Mary Richmond Bishop 1828 – 1876
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island)​

Married: April 27, 1852 in Providence, Rhode Island

Children: None

Signature:
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Education:

1847: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (18th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1847: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1847 – 1851: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1851 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1853: Resigned from United States Army on October 2nd
1853 – 1858: Manufacturer of Firearms in Bristol, Rhode Island​
1855 – 1857: Major General of Rhode Island State Militia​
1856: Inventor of Burnside Breech – Loading Rifle​
1856: Member of Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy​
1858 – 1859: Cashier of Land Department of Illinois Central Railroad​
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1860 – 1861:
Treasurer of Illinois Central Railroad Company​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of Rhode Island State Volunteers​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Mustered out of service on August 2nd
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Commander of Coast Division in North Carolina​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Union Army Commander at Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina​
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1862:
Union Army Commander at Battle of New Bern, North Carolina​
1862: Commander of Ninth Army Corps in the Union Army​
1862: Corps Commander at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1863: Commander of Union Army of the Potomac​
1862: Union Army Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Union Army Commander at Battle of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee​
1863: Union Army Commander at Battle of Blue Springs, Tennessee​
1863: Union Army Commander at Battle of Campbell’s Station, Tennessee​
1863: Union Army Commander at Battle of Fort Sanders, Tennessee​
1864: Corps Commander during the Overland Campaign in Virginia​
1864: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Served in the Battle of the Crater in Virginia​
1865: Resigned from Union Army on April 15th

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Occupation after War:


Director of Illinois Central Railroad Company​
Director of Narragansett Steamship Company​
President of Cincinnati and Martinsville Railroad Company​
1866 – 1869: Governor of Rhode Island​
1871 – 1873: Commander of Grand Army of the Republic​
1871: President of National Rifle Association​
1875 – 1881: United States Senator from Rhode Island​
1881: Senate Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee​

Died: September 13, 1881

Place of Death: Bristol, Rhode Island

Cause of Death: Neuralgia of the heart

Age at time of Death: 57 years old

Burial Place: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
 
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Pete Longstreet

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Burnside was an inept General, and even he knew it. He obtained command by default after McClellan was removed by Lincoln. Burnside even told his superiors he was not fit for such high command, and didn't believe he deserved the rank. He had his army slaughtered at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Union Soldiers who charged that wall at Marye's Heights were a true showing of bravery in men during battle.
 
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