Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
Absolutely not. Burnside was never a two-star general at that advanced age.
"Absolutely"??? You've lost me. Burnside was promoted to Major General on March 18th, 1862... he was 38 years old at that time.
Was he demoted, or ...?

As I see it ... (not easy at the present time ... off subject), he retired with the rank of Major General.

I wonder if a determination of the subject's age would be accurate, given the conditon/ quality of the photograph.