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 24

Perfectly Seasoned

William Freeman Vilas’ salt-and-pepper beard is perfectly seasoned. 


Beard Battle

This is Percival Drayton, who fought for the Union.

This is Percy’s older brother Thomas, who fought for the South. 

It seems that their beards are evenly matched. This was not the case with the battle they both fought in though…Percival and the USS Pocahontas helped bring down the forts Tom was defending.


Apr 23

Fighting Dick

Israel Bush Richardson (AKA FIGHTING DICK) has a nice mustache, but I wish it were more like his middle name. Bushier.


Bushy

Angus Cameron’s mustache gives me hope for the world. 


Apr 22

Carpentry

I don’t know how Matthew Carpenter’s carpentry skills were, but his mustache-growing skills were strong. 


Sick

Before he fought in the Civil War, Joseph Brevard Kershaw fought in the Mexican-American War, but he got sent home because he was really sick. You know what else is really sick? His mustache. 


Apr 21

Dr. Doolittle/Rood Boy

When I saw that this guy’s last name was Doolittle, I thought, “Awesome! I’ll make a Dr. Doolittle joke and say that animals told him to grow that beard or something.” But then I saw that his middle name was “Rood,” and I thought that I could make a “Rood Boy/Rihanna” joke with that. So I just gave you guys both. Enjoy! 


SideBURNED

Norman J. Hall risked his life and permanently burned his eyebrows off trying to raise the Union flag back up during the battle at Fort Sumter. Thank God he survived, and thank God his sideburns escaped unscathed. 


Apr 20
Oh Hay there! Guess who I found in the paper— It’s John Hay! Badass Civil War Beards are everywhere!

Oh Hay there! Guess who I found in the paper— It’s John Hay! Badass Civil War Beards are everywhere!


Scary

William Read Scurry looks kind of mean and scurry, but he has a beard so I trust him. 


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