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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.

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    US Senator Allen Taylor Caperton Born: November 21 1810
    By Bob Powell & Gail Thornhill 8 hours ago
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    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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