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Black, William Perkins (Captain Black)

Born: 1842 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers


1842 - William Perkins Black was born on the 11th of November. American lawyer and civil war veteran.

         - He served as a Captain in the Union Army in Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry.

1862 - Awarded America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7th.

1886 - Chief defense lawyer for all eight defendants in Haymarket Affair trial.

1916 - Black died on 3rd of January at the age of 74.


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