General Ambrose Burnside

Military Anecdote Day

by Daniel Russ on October 9, 2009

No numerical or tactical advantage was so great that “Burn” (as General Burnside was affectionately known) could not clinch defeat from the jaws of victory. During the Battle of Antietam in 1862, he ordered his Union forces to cross the Potomac River in order to engage the Confederate forces in battle. They correspondingly marched across […]