Ambrose Everett, 1824–81, Union general in the American Civil War.
full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
Contemporary Examples

Fortunately, President Lincoln over-ruled Burnside on the death sentences bit.
The Lost History of the NRA David Frum January 14, 2013

Historical Examples

But Burnside was apt to act impulsively, and his impulse was to follow the bent of his ardent patriotism.
Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1 Jacob Dolson Cox

Burnside, with his corps, got into line many hours too late.
Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 Adam Gurowski

His thick hair was parted exactly in the middle, his Burnside whiskers were neatly trimmed, and his glasses were on his nose.
Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick

Burnside took care of the army, no doubt, but it was of the rebel army.
Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 Adam Gurowski

Lincoln disapproved of Burnside’s order, and gave Hooker the command.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

Burnside is honest and loyal, only give him no army to command.
Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 Adam Gurowski

Burnside was appointed to supersede him—a man, in every way unfit for the command of a large army.
Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States Raphael Semmes

Burnside had run his course, and “Fighting ‘Joe’ Hooker” was in command.
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

The Confederates were up before daylight on the morrow, anxious to receive General Burnside again.
Lee and Longstreet at High Tide Helen D. Longstreet

plural noun
(US) thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin

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.


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