Fortunately, President Lincoln over-ruled Burnside on the death sentences bit.
But Burnside was apt to act impulsively, and his impulse was to follow the bent of his ardent patriotism.
Burnside, with his corps, got into line many hours too late.
His thick hair was parted exactly in the middle, his Burnside whiskers were neatly trimmed, and his glasses were on his nose.
Burnside took care of the army, no doubt, but it was of the rebel army.
Lincoln disapproved of Burnside's order, and gave Hooker the command.
Burnside is honest and loyal, only give him no army to command.
Burnside was appointed to supersede him—a man, in every way unfit for the command of a large army.
Burnside had run his course, and "Fighting 'Joe' Hooker" was in command.
The Confederates were up before daylight on the morrow, anxious to receive General Burnside again.
style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean-shaven chin), 1875 (singular; plural form from 1878; many early uses are in college and university magazines), a reference to U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) of Civil War fame, who wore them and inspired the style. Cf. sideburns.