Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside 1824-1881
Location: Main & Union Streets, NW lawn, Courthouse Square, Liberty. (Union County, Indiana)
Erected by the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963
ID# : 81.1963.1
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Born in Liberty, Indiana, Ambrose E. Burnside invented the breech-loading rifle in 1856. Commanded a brigade at First Bull Run and the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg. He was commander of the Army of Ohio when Morgan's Raiders were captured.
Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Military