By: Hruday Patel
Major General Ambrose E. Burnside
* May 23, 1824 - Ambrose E. Burnside is born near Liberty, Indiana. * July 1, 1847 - Ambrose E. Burnside graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point at the eighteenth rank out of forty-seven students, and is commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 2nd Artillery. * November 1, 1853 - Ambrose E. Burnside resigns his commission in the U.S. Army and organizes Bristol Rifle Works in order to manufacture his invention, the Burnside carbine. * April 16, 1861 – During the beginning of the American Civil War, Ambrose E. Burnside is commissioned colonel of the 1st Rhode Island Volunteers. * July 21, 1861 - Ambrose E. Burnside leads his 1st Rhode Island Volunteers in the First Battle of Manassas. * August 6, 1861 - Ambrose E. Burnside is appointed brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers, after the First Battle of Manassas. * February 8, 1862 - Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside captures Roanoke Island, North Carolina. * March 14, 1862 - Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside captures Newbern, North Carolina. * March 18, 1862 - Ambrose E. Burnside is promoted to major general. * September 17, 1862 - Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside commands the Army of Potomac's Ninth Corps at the Battle of Antietam. He is criticized by his commander, George B. McClellan, for being too slow to attack. * November 8, 1862 - Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside accepts command of the Army of the Potomac after twice declining the promotion. * December 13, 1862 - Confederate general Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia crush Union general Ambrose E. Burnside and the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Fredericksburg in one of the most lopsided defeats of the war. * January 25, 1863- U.S. president Abraham Lincoln replaces Burnside with Joseph Hooker as commander of the Army of the Potomac. * March 16, 1863- Union...