C.G. Pride sporting impressive facial hair
How many different ways are there to wear a beard? Quite a few, judging from these Civil War photographs.
Some seem fairly normal by today’s standards.
Lt. Col. G.E. Chamberlain, 1st Vermont Art.
C.P. Adams, 1st Minn
Others were a little more unusual.
R.S. Ewell, C.S.A
Surg. J.B. Laidley, 85th Pa Inf.
Charles H. Crane
Still others followed the latest trend.
Lt. Wright, USN
And then there were those that were . . . well, let’s just call them “unique.”
Gen. Daniel Ullman of N.Y.
Lt. Col. B.H. Hill, 5th U.S. Artillery
These photos are just the tip of the iceberg! Find many other crazy beard styles in Fold3’s free Civil War Photos and Brady Civil War Photos collections.