Most people believe that Abe Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.
Abraham Lincoln Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was born in Ireland, the son of a protestant physician. After serving for 3 years with the British army, he moved to Arkansas. During the American Civil War, Cleburne distinguished himself as a Confederate general leading troops at Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, Atlanta and finally Franklin where he and 6 other Confederate generals were killed or mortally wounded. Cleburne also supported arming slaves to fight for the South, though the idea never took off.