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Louis T. Wigfall
Louis T. Wigfall

Louis Trezevant Wigfall (April 21, 1816February 18, 1874) was an American politician from Texas and a general during the American Civil War. April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. 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...

Wigfall served as a member of the Texas Legislature, United States Senate, and Confederate Senate. Wigfall was among a group of leading secessionists that became known as the Fire-Eaters, advocating the preservation and expansion of an aristocratic agricultural society based on slave labor. A South Carolina native, Wigfall once fought a duel with future Congressman Preston Brooks of that state. Brooks was shot in the hip during the duel and had to use a walking cane for the rest of his life. Brooks would famously cane Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner with it in 1856. The Texas Legislature is the central lawmaking body of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Confederate Congress was the legislative body of the Confederate States of America, existing during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. ... Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or political entity. ... By radically urging secessionism in the US South, the Fire-Eaters demonstrated the high level of sectionalism existing in the US during the 1850s, and materially contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War (1861-1865). ... The Ancient Greek term aristocracy meant a system of government with rule by the best. This is the first definition given in most dictionaries. ... Agriculture (a term which encompasses farming) is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals. ... This poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery in Britain and the United States. ... J.L. Magees famous political cartoon of the attack on Charles Sumner Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Congressman from South Carolina, known for assaulting senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate. ... Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. ...

At the beginning of the war between the states Wigfall was a close friend of future Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He split with Davis politically as the war progressed and Davis supported an increasingly strong national government. Wigfall advocated a states rights position and moved to block the creation of the Confederate Supreme Court, fearing Davis' appointments would rule against the states. Wigfall was a close friend of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and frequently proposed legislation on the general's behalf. He was also an early proponent of making Robert E. Lee commander of all Confederate armies. For the fictional documentary about alternative history, see C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America. ... Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808–December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and advocate for American slavery and for States Rights. ... Joseph E. Johnston Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a career U.S. Army officer and one of the most senior generals in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. ...

Wigfall was a staunch political opponent of fellow Texan Sam Houston. When Houston ran for governor in 1857, Wigfall followed him on the campaign trail, attacking his congressional record at each of Houston's stops. He accused Houston of being a traitor to the South, and claimed that he was trying to gain the presidential nomination by courting the support of Northern abolitionists. Sam Houston Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician and soldier. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Southern United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ...

Wigfall was a member of the Texas delegation to the Montgomery Conference, which formed the provisional government of the Confederacy. He was the original commander of the "Texas Brigade" in the Confederate Army before he resigned his post and was replaced by John Bell Hood. Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... For the fictional documentary about alternative history, see C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America. ... The Texas Brigade was a Confederate brigade that distinguished itself for its fierce temerity and fighting capability during the American Civil War. ... This article is in need of attention. ... John Bell Hood John Bell Hood (June 1, 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. ...

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Preceded by
Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Texas
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Matthias Ward
United States Senator (Class 1) from Texas
Served alongside: John Hemphill
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William Thomas Scott
Texas Senate, District 8
Succeeded by
E. A. Blanch
  1. ^ Note: Texas seceded from the Union in 1861. Seat declared vacant until James W. Flanagan was elected after Texas' readmission into the Union in 1870.



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