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 William Campbell  Preston Breckinridge

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William Campbell Preston Breckinridge Famous memorial

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 18 Nov 1904 (aged 67)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7397789 View Source

U.S. Congressman, Confederate Soldier. 1855 graduate of Centre College and graduate of the University of Louisville Law Department 1857. Entered the Confederate army in 1861 rising to the rank of colonel commanding the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A in General John Hunt Morgan's command. In command of Kentucky cavalry escorting the fleeing Jefferson Davis and the Confederate cabinet after the fall of Richmond. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress in 1885 serving through 1895. Editor of the Lexington Herald newspaper.

Bio by: Steve Dunn


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