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Encyclopedia > Edward C. Walthall

Edward Cary Walthall (April 4, 1831April 21, 1898) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum United States Senator from Mississippi. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Walthall moved to Mississippi as a child, attended St. Thomas Hall in Holly Springs, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Coffeeville. He was elected district attorney for the tenth judicial district of Mississippi in 1856 and reelected in 1859. Nickname: River City, Cap City, R-V-A Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Holly Springs is a city located in Marshall County, Mississippi. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Coffeeville is a town located in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ...


During the Civil War, he entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel, colonel, brigadier general, and finally a major general. He resumed the practice of law in Coffeeville and in 1871 moved to Grenada, Mississippi, and continued the practice of law until 1885. Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Grenada is a city located in Grenada County, Mississippi. ...


Walthall was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lucius Q.C. Lamar; he was subsequently elected to fill the vacancy, and was reelected in 1889 and served from March 9, 1885, to January 24, 1894, when he resigned due to ill health. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs (Fifty-third Congress) and a member of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Fifty-fifth Congress). The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; for Justice Lamars father of the same name who was a Georgia lawyer and state court judge, see Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (I). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


He was again elected for the term beginning March 4, 1895, and served from that date until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1898. Funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment was in Holly Springs Cemetery. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ...


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