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US Senator Allen Taylor Caperton Born: November 21 1810

Discussion in 'Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period' started by CMWinkler, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. CMWinkler

    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

    Oct 17, 2012
    Middle Tennessee
    US Senator Allen Taylor Caperton Born: November 21 1810
    By Bob Powell & Gail Thornhill 8 hours ago
    This Week in West Virginia History
    US Senator Allen Taylor Caperton became the first ex-Confederate elected to the U.S. Senate and only former Confederate senator to serve in the U.S. Senate after the Civil War.
    Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online
    Allen Taylor Caperton was born on November 21, 1810, on his family’s estate in Monroe County. During the 1840s and 1850s, he served as a Whig in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate.

    As the Civil War approached, Caperton was personally opposed to secession. However, in April 1861, he served as a delegate to the Virginia secession convention and voted with the majority to join the Confederacy.

    More: http://wvpublic.org/post/us-senator-allen-taylor-caperton-born-november-21-1810
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