Question of the Week: 2/29-3/6/16


This week’s Question of the Week comes from the chin-whiskered Dan Welch, who asks:

Who had the best facial hair of the Civil War?

Editor’s Note: Here are the nominees thus far (as of Monday at 5:30 p.m.)

John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood

Wyndham, Percy

Percy Wyndham

Martin, William T

William Thompson Martin


Ambrose Burnside

Chamberlain 64

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain


George Crook


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7 Responses to Question of the Week: 2/29-3/6/16

  1. John Bell Hood, but don’t know how to upload a photo – sorry. 🙁

  2. joe truglio says:

    Sorry but I cannot upload.
    1st NJ Cavalry’s Col. Percy Wyndham

  3. dont know how to up load sorry Gen. William Thompson Martin Most of his career in the western theater cavalry

  4. Bob Ruth says:

    Ambrose Burnside. His facial hair made up for the lack of hair on his noggin.

  5. I’ll nominate Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. (The 1864-65 photographs.)

  6. Ed Cunningham says:

    Frances Barlow…metaphysically, to have none is a choice of facial hair style

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