From the DPLA Collections: Top 10 Mustachioed Men of the Civil War

Posted by Hillary Brady in November 12, 2014.

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Happy Movember, DPLA friends! The month of November brings about a great many things—Thanksgiving, brisk breezes, falling leaves—including ditching the razor for a good cause. Movember encourages participants to grow out mustaches and beards to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

In celebration, we’re providing some historic grooming inspiration. Check back once a week for a selection of some of the best beards and mustaches from the DPLA collection, and up your “Movember” game!

This week, we’re featuring the one thing the North and South could unite around: excellent facial hair.

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.43.28 AMMajor General John M. Schofield, Officer of the Federal Army
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.44.17 AMCaptain William Harris Northrup
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.45.08 AM John F. Mackie, Medal of Honor Recipient
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.48.11 AMLewis C. Shepard, Medal of Honor Recipient
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.49.09 AM Portrait of Captain George E. Dolphin, of Minnesota
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.11.16 AM Portrait of Andrew Anderson, of Minnesota
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.13.41 AMPortrait of Captain Asgrim K. Skaro [?], of Minnesota
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.04.26 AMPortrait of Jacob Dieter, of Minnesota
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.05.15 AMPortrait of Simon Gabert
Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.06.37 AMPortrait of Jeremiah C. Donahower, of Minnesota