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Preston S. Brooks
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Confederate Political
August 5, 1819 Preston Smith Brooks born, Edgefield District, South Carolina
May 19, 1856 Charles Sumner begins his "Crime against Kansas" speech, which concludes tomorrow Kansas
  Bleeding Kansas
  Sumner and Brooks
  Charles Sumner
  Kansas becomes a state
May 22, 1856 Preston Brooks attacks Charles Sumner in the well of the Senate
  Sumner and Brooks
  Charles Sumner
June 2, 1856 A committee of the House of Representatives recommends Rep. Brooks be expelled and Rep. Laurence Keitt be censured for the attack on Sen. Charles Sumner. Although the resolution fails, both men resign
  Sumner and Brooks
July 8, 1856 Grand jury indicts Preston Brooks for the assault on Charles Sumner. He pleads guilty and pays a $300 fine
  Sumner and Brooks
July 15, 1856 Following his attack on Charles Sumner on the floor of the House, Preston S. Brooks resigns.
August 1, 1856 Preston S. Brooks is elected to Congress to fill the vacancy he created by resigning South Carolina
January 27, 1857 Preston S. Brooks dies, Washington, D. C. South Carolina




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Preston S. Brooks was added in 2005





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