A Large Bronze Half Profile of Major General Ambrose Burnside, c.1865, Wm. Miller & Co.
General Burnside was one of the major figures in the civil war in Rhode Island and a prominient Rhode Islander. It was later mounted on the circular tray. It is in original condition with no dents or breaks.
An inscription on the underside of the sculpture reads: "A. E. Burnside, Maj. Gen 1865 / Wm. Miller & Co. Metalists / Providence, RI"
Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. His distinctive style of facial hair became known as sideburns, derived from his last name. [from Wikipedia]
Diameter: 22 in. Depth: 4 in.