We may be a litttle short-staffed on this quasi-holiday, but I couldn’t let Facial Hair Friday go by without a nod to some historic beards. Today’s honoree is Gen. Albion P. Howe, veteran of the Mexican War and the Civil War. When a captain in the U.S. Army, Howe served under Col. Robert E. Lee at [...]
Posted by Mary on November 26, 2010, under - Civil War, Facial Hair Fridays, Uncategorized.
Tags: albion howe, american history, army, beard, civil war, elias howe, facial hair friday, marshall howe, mustache, National Archives Official Blog
In the Facial Hair Friday spotlight today is a man with a truly impressive set of whiskers. Norton P. Chipman also has a fascinating story to go behind that beard. Chipman was born in 1834 in Ohio, later lived in Iowa, and joined the Union Army after finishing law school. He didn’t spend the entire [...]
Posted by Mary on July 2, 2010, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: Andersonville, beard, civil war, Facial Hair Fridays, famous veterans, national archives, Norton Chipman, Record Group 111, William Shatner
Attorney General, Secretary of War, Supreme Court Justice, inspiration for ZZ-Top? Whether the bearded rock band drew their inspiration from Stanton is unclear, but one thing is certain: Edwin Stanton would have made a fine rock star, playing by his own rules and shaking things up in Washington. In fact, perhaps the most fascinating thing [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on June 4, 2010, under Facial Hair Fridays.
Tags: abraham lincoln, andrew johnson, ape, attorney general, barricade, beard, civil war, Edwin Stanton, insanity plea, secretary of war, supreme court justice