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Barksdale arrested

The 13th’s Colonel (later Brigadier General) William Barksdale was a politician with little military training, despite being a veteran of the Mexican War. For much of the 1850s, he’d been a “fire eater,” a pre-war secessionist, in the U.S. House … Continue reading

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