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Barksdale, William

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1863 AD, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


William Barksdale is an US-Confederate general and politician.


1821 - William Barksdale was born 21st of August in Smyrna, Tennessee.


1842 - He graduated from the University of Nashville and practiced law in Mississippi.


1853-1861 - He entered the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi.


1861 - Barksdale was appointed colonel in the Confederate States Army of the 13th Mississippi Infantry.


1862 - He was promoted to brigadier general.


1863 - Barksdale's brigade defended the heights above Fredericksburg.


         - Barksdale was wounded in his left knee, followed by a cannonball to his left foot, and finally was hit by another bullet to his chest, knocking him off his horse.


         - On the 3rd of July he was already dead.





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