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.

Oct 2

Patton

This is George S. Patton.

This is also George S. Patton. The former George S. Patton was a Confederate officer and a badass…note the beard. The latter Patton was, as you can see, a barechin and a WWII hero. I guess.


Oct 1

I’m Kingsley of the World!

Kingsley S. Bingham is the King(sley) of chinstraps.  


Surveyor

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William Hemsley Emory mapped the Texas/Mexico border, but I’d like to map that wispy, strange mustache of his.


Sep 30

Beardyguard

Ward Hill Lamon occasionally served as a bodyguard for Lincoln, although he was on assignment elsewhere the night that Lincoln was assassinated. He had a big job, protecting Lincoln and his presidential beard. 


Whoa.

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Now that we have your attention, we’d like to invite everyone to check out our media page on our publisher, John F. Blair’s, website! You can learn more about Badass Civil War Beards (the book!) here

You can also pre-order the book from Amazon here!

And, in the off chance that any of you beardos live in Cincinnati, Ohio or will be in the area on Wednesday November 12, you are all invited to our book launch and signing party! All of the info is here on our Facebook page. Facial hair (of both the real and fake varieties) is strongly encouraged. If you’d like an e-vite, send us an email at badasscivilwarbeards@gmail.com and let us know! 


historical-nonfiction:

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

historical-nonfiction:

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

(via lasermanmcgee)


Son vs. Son

Only one of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge’s sons supported the Union (the way Rob did), but at least they were all staunchly in favor of badass beards. Check it:

Here’s Confederate William Campbell Preston Breckinridge 

And this is Joseph Cabell Breckinridge. Like father, like sons.


Sep 29

Conservation

John F. Lacey served in Congress after the Civil War. Much like he wanted to protect and conserve land, I want to protect and conserve his goatee. 


Skool

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Lazarus Whitehead Powell was a supporter of the educational system. Schoolin’ boys ‘n’ girls on how to grow badass facial hair. School is cool!


Sep 28

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