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Secessionist Edmund Ruffin

Agriculturalist and secessionist Virginian Edmund Ruffin

Pro-seccesion Edmund Ruffin got Virginia to send a delegation to the Nashville Convention of 1850, fired the first shot at Fort Sumter and was one of the oldest men in the Confederate Army when war broke out in 1861. He participated in the retreat from Fairfax Court House and in the battle of First Manassas

Image added on:January 17, 2006


Edmund Ruffin

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