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.

Sep 14
chubachus:

Two photographers having a picnic with a destroyed railroad bridge in the background at Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia, 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs.
Source.

chubachus:

Two photographers having a picnic with a destroyed railroad bridge in the background at Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia, 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

Source.


Do Pont

This is Henry Algernon du Pont (of the family that founded the DuPont chemical company). I really love his mustache, but the precisely shaped goatee really ties his whole look together. 


Barechin

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Edward Canby? More like Edward Can’t-by. Because he can’t grow a badass beard.


Sep 13

Giddy Up

Daniel A. Dorsey looks like a cowboy in that hat, so all I have to say about his beard is, “GIDDY UP!”


Sep 12

CAN YOU DIGGINS IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

I’m Diggins Bartholomew Diggins’ mustache. 


Father & Son

William Nelson Pendleton had a badass beard.

Sadly, his son, Sandie, was killed in action at age 23, before his full beard-growing potential was fulfilled. : /


Sep 11

Luigi

This is Luigi Palma di Cesnola. Let’s see how his mustache stacks up against another famous Luigi’s…


Insured

After getting out of the military, Julius H. Stahel-Számwald worked for an insurance company. I wonder how much his mustache was insured for. Prolly a billion million dollars.


Sep 10

Deane’s List

If it were up to me, I would have Deane’s Listed John M. Deane’s mustache every semester.


AP

Catesby ap Roger Jones (that’s his actual name) was promoted to Commander for his "gallant and meritorious" beard-growing. Because, duh.


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