The Union general who gave us "sideburns" experienced victories in East Tennessee and North Carolina and managed to outwit General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders, but defeats in the Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of the Crater caused him to resign; he was later elected governor and then senator of Rhode Island. Item #42563
Usual hurried "Yours truly / A.E. Burnside" on an irregular-shaped 4" X 1" slip, n.p., n.y. Very good. Upper left and upper right corners clipped, not affecting text; several inoffensive pin holes in blank area at left. A nice example, and accompanied by a superb 7½" X 10½" steel-engraved head-and-shoulders portrait of Burnside in uniform within an oval shape, this set within a rounded-corner rectangle. Engraved by H. Wright Smith. undated but likely of 1860s vintage and bearing Burnside's facsimile signature beneath. Very good.