Summary

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Birth:
23 May 1824 1
Liberty, Indiana 1
Death:
13 Sep 1881 1
Bristol, Rhode Island 1
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Full Name:
Ambrose Burnside 1
Birth:
Male 1
Birth:
23 May 1824 1
Liberty, Indiana 1
Death:
13 Sep 1881 1
Bristol, Rhode Island 1
Cause: Angina pectoris 1
Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island 1
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Birth:
Mother: Pamela Brown 1
Father: Edghill Burnside 1
Marriage:
Mary Richmond Bishop 1
27 Apr 1852 1
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Service Start Date:
1847 1
Service End Date:
1865 1

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Invented the Burnside Carbine

On 25 March 1856 Burnside received a patent for his Burnside carbine. Burnside also invented the cartridge used by the gun. The carbine was later widely used in the Civil War, and the gun's fame helped Burnside rise through the Union army ranks. 

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