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Barksdale, William

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1863 AD
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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.