Badass Civil War Beards

This goes out to all of the brave men who fought to keep America united (or for the Confederacy, we don't judge) all while sporting sexy facial hair.

Apr 15

Greatz

Benjamin Gratz Brown’s beard is pretty greatz. 


Slaughter

James Edwin Slaughter is KILLING it with that beard.


Apr 14

T.A.

I’m fascinated by Thomas Lilbourne Anderson’s decision to perm his chinstrap but not his hair. 


pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.
Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography. 
Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.

Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography

Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

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Sneaky Seward

Frederick Seward snuck intelligence into Baltimore that convinced Abraham Lincoln, The Beard Himself, to avoid visiting the city, thus saving his life. Maybe he hid the info in his beard. That’s what I’d do if I was him.


Apr 13

Frosty

Daniel Marsh Frost’s mustache is so frosty that it’s cool…no. It’s beyond cool. It’s chill.


Rollins Down the River

The way this artist depicted James. S. Rollins’ beard makes it look like a cloud of mist gathering around his face. It’s probably symbolism. 


Apr 12

Pondering Pender

Just because William Dorsey Pender was one of the youngest major generals in the war doesn’t mean he couldn’t beard with the best of them! He certainly held his own and proved his beard worth.


Precision

Charles Durkee’s sideburns are so perfectly straight. Respect. 


Apr 11

Perfection

I love everything about this photo of Gordon Newell Mott. From the top hat to the beard to the cane, it’s just all working for me. 


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