Making Sense of the American Civil War
John C. Breckinridge

John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge (1821 – 1875) served as the nation's vice-president under President Buchanan and was later elected to the United States Senate. During a time of Civil War, Breckinridge became politically active as a defender of the Confederate government. With little military experience, he commanded troops under General Lee and others and went from a man shunned by much of his native state of Virginia to a man regarded as a faithful hero. (More)



"John C. Breckinridge." Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. Ed. Richard Nelson Current. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.




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