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Encyclopedia > Henry Cornelius Burnett

Henry Cornelius Burnett (October 5, 1825October 1, 1866) represented the state of Kentucky in the U. S. House of Representatives and in the Confederate Senate. October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The Confederate Congress was the legislative body of the Confederate States of America, existing during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. ...


Biography

Burnett was born in Essex County, Virginia but moved to Kentucky in his early childhood. He was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives as a Democrat and served there from March 4, 1855 until December 3, 1861. Essex County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


He was expelled from the U. S. Congress because of his support of secession. He was later the colonel commanding the Eighth Regiment, Kentucky Infantry. He represented Kentucky first in the Provisional Confederate Congress and later in the Confederate States Senate and served that body throughout its existence. He resumed the practice of law, but died soon after the conclusion of the Civil War. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... The Provisional Confederate Congress was the body which drafted the Confederate Constitution, elected Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy, and designed the first Confederate flag. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 1,556,678 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  {{{notes}}} The...

Preceded by:
Linn Boyd
U.S. Representative
1st District of Kentucky

1855–1861
Succeeded by:
Samuel L. Casey
Preceded by:
none
Confederate Senator from Kentucky
1862–1865
Succeeded by:
none

Linn Boyd (November 22, 1800–December 17, 1859) was a prominent U.S. politician of the 1840s and 1850s, and served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1855. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Kentucky to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...

References

Bio at U. S. Congress


Bio


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The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Burnett (608 words)
Burnett, A. — of Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky. Democrat.
Burnett, Arthur — of Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky. Democrat.
Delegate from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65.
Cornelius' life followed a long, troubled trail (4106 words)
Cornelius has told acquaintances he was honorably discharged, but his military records say only that he was discharged.
Although Cornelius never said anything threatening, some of his mother's neighbors said his disheveled appearance and his habit of staring at them while they were in their yards scared them.
There is no record that Cornelius and Arlott ever married, but acquaintances said he referred to her as his wife and stayed with her until her death of cancer at age 65 in October 1997.
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