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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.

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Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Military