Ambrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside

Civil War (Union) · US Army · Major General

    Burnside Bridge-Antietam


        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.