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William Henry Tibbs (1816 - 1906)

William Henry Tibbs (June 10, 1816 – October 18, 1906) was a Tennessee attorney and politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. He was noted as a fi...

7/29/2014 7/29/2014

Another man of the same name (a nephew) but born June 18, 1840 on the same plantation in Culpeper County, Virginia, and who died on June 8, 1913, was a noted Confederate spy who became an Episcopal pri...

8/17/2012 6/15/2014

John Jones Pettus (October 9, 1813 – January 28, 1867) was a United States politician. A member of the Democratic party, he was Governor of the state of Mississippi from January 5, 1854 to J...

2/10/2009 1/9/2013

James D. B. DeBow (1820 - 1867)

James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow (July 10, 1820 – February 27, 1867) was an American publisher and statistician, best known for his influential magazine DeBow's Review, who also served as head of...

6/22/2012 6/22/2012

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Caro...

6/15/2010 6/22/2012

Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina during the period just prior to the US Civil War. Brooks is primarily remembered f...

8/13/2009 6/22/2012

Laurence Massillon Keitt (October 4, 1824 – June 4, 1864) was a South Carolina politician who served as a United States Congressman. He is included in several lists of Fire-Eaters—men w...

6/22/2012 6/22/2012

William Henry Gist (August 22, 1807– September 30, 1874) was the 68th Governor of South Carolina from 1858 to 1860 and a leader of the secession movement in South Carolina. Early life and ...

6/22/2012 6/22/2012

William Porcher Miles (July 4, 1822 – May 11, 1899) was among the ardent States' Rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." ...

6/22/2012 6/22/2012

John Anthony Quitman (b. September 1, 1798, Rhinebeck, New York– July 17, 1858, Natchez, Mississippi) was an American politician and soldier. He served as Governor of Mississippi from 1835 t...

1/30/2012 1/30/2012

David Levy Yulee, a Delegate and a Senator from Florida; born David Levy in St. Thomas, West Indies, June 12, 1810; at the age of nine was sent to the United States to Norfolk, Va. to attend a private ...

11/16/2010 1/29/2012

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (September 22, 1790-July 9, 1870) was an American lawyer, minster, educator, and humorist, known for his book Georgia Scenes. Biography Longstreet was born in Augusta,...

7/24/2009 7/4/2011

Graduate of Union College, New York. Pre-war United States Congressman and United States Senator. Confederate Secretary of State until July 19, 1861 when appointed brigadier general. Fought in the Peni...

8/31/2008 5/9/2011

William Barksdale (August 21, 1821 – July 3, 1863) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, U.S. Congressman, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. A staunch secessionist, he was mortall...

4/12/2011 5/9/2011

Louis Trezevant Wigfall (April 21, 1816 – February 18, 1874) was an American politician from Texas who served as a member of the Texas Legislature, United States Senate, and Confederate Senate...

4/24/2011 5/9/2011

Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr. (January 28, 1828 – September 27, 1868) was a lawyer, United States Representative from the 1st Congressional District of Arkansas, and a Major General in the Co...

4/15/2011 5/9/2011

William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator, diplomat and an American leader of the Southern secession movement. A member of the group known a...

5/8/2011 5/9/2011

Genealogy from: "The Diary of Edmund Ruffin: The years of hope, April 1861-June 1863" Edmund Ruffin (January 5, 1794 – June 17, 1865) was a farmer and slaveholder, a Confederate soldier, and a...

5/8/2011 5/9/2011

Robert Barnwell Rhett, U.S. Senator, Southern "Fire-Eater" (1800 - 1876)

"Smith", "Robert Barnwell Smith"

Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr. (December 21, 1800 – September 14, 1876), was a United States secessionist politician from South Carolina. Biography Born Robert Barnwell Smith in Beaufort. Hi...

5/7/2010 5/9/2011

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker MD (1784 - 1851)

"Fire Eater"

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (September 6, 1784 - August 26, 1851) was an American author, judge, legal scholar, and political essayist. From the 1830s onward he was a "Fire-Eater". CLife and Politics...

7/25/2007 5/9/2011