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This future Confederate General was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and studied at Marion College in Missouri before moving to Mississippi to practice law and teach school. He saw service in the Texas War for Independence, enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of captain.
He acquired a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana and served two terms in the Louisiana legislature. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private but was immediately elected lieutenant colonel. Who is He?

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I was killed during the first battle of the American Revolution. I died 84 years later, after an armed confrontation that I was involved in failed - an event that some say, led to the American Civil War.
What is the name we hold in common?

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Governor Brig. General Henry Watkins Allen

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Edit - Since the question did not specify that it was asking for first and last name, I will give credit for this answer. Note that there were three men named Brown who died after the armed confrontation at Harpers Ferry - John Brown and his sons Oliver Brown and Watson Brown.

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Both men were named John Brown.

1) John Brown (1751 -1775)
"American Revolutionary War Soldier. He was killed by the first fire of the enemy on Lexington Green on the first day of the American Revolution. He was one of the first eight of fifty Americans either killed or mortally wounded on that day."

2) John Brown, abolitionist (1800 - 1859)
Executed after the raid on federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Brown_(abolitionist)&oldid=910104409
 

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You Are: Henry Watkins Allen (1820 – 1866)
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10815/henry-watkins-allen

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On April 19, 1775 colonist John Brown was “killed by the first fire of the enemy on Lexington Green on the first day of the American Revolution”.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7517441/john-brown

On December 2, 1859 (84 years later) John Brown was “hanged after his attempt to start a slave rebellion in 1859.”
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137/john-brown
 

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Henry Watkins Allen.

First time I ever recall a search hit being a Facebook page. But I used the wiki page as the source. Kind of cool.


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The common name has to be John Brown.

After the failed Harper's Ferry raid, John Brown was executed on Dec 2, 1859. 84 years after John Brown's revolutionary war death.

The regulars then charged forward with bayonets. Captain Parker's cousin Jonas was run through. Eight Lexington men were killed, and ten were wounded. The only British casualty was a soldier who was wounded in the thigh. The eight colonists killed were John Brown, Samuel Hadley, Caleb Harrington, Jonathon Harrington, Robert Munroe, Isaac Muzzey, Asahel Porter, and Jonas Parker. Jonathon Harrington, fatally wounded by a British musket ball, managed to crawl back to his home, and died on his own doorstep. One wounded man, Prince Estabrook, was a black slave who was serving in the militia.
 

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This future Confederate General was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and studied at Marion College in Missouri before moving to Mississippi to practice law and teach school. He saw service in the Texas War for Independence, enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of captain.
He acquired a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana and served two terms in the Louisiana legislature. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private but was immediately elected lieutenant colonel. Who is He?

credit: @Ole Miss
Henry W. Allen (1820-1866).

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I was killed during the first battle of the American Revolution. I died 84 years later, after an armed confrontation that I was involved in failed - an event that some say, led to the American Civil War.
What is the name we hold in common?

credit: @SWMODave
John Brown.
 
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I guess he is Henry Watkins Allen

Source: Generals in Gray / by Ezra J. Warner, page 4
 

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The name they share is John Brown:
  • John Brown, just 23 years old, was among the first eight colonists killed in the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.
  • And, of course, everyone knows about John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859. He faced a jury just eight days after his capture, was found guilty five days later, and sentenced to hang two days after that. He was hanged on December 2, 1859.

Sources: Wikipedia, Find a Grave
 
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