Tag: Treason in Defense of Slavery

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This is the grave of Francis Pickens. Born in 1807 (though some claim 1805) in Togadoo, South Carolina, Pickens grew up at the pinnacle of the South Carolina elite slaveholding class. His father was governor of South Carolina and his grandfather an important officer in the American Revolution. The entire South Carolina elite was basically […]
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This is the grave of Jubal Early. Unfortunately born in 1816, one of the worst people in all of American history grew up in the Virginia elite. His father had a 4,000 acre tobacco farm worked with large groups of slaves. Early went to private schools and then West Point. While at West Point, Joseph […]
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This is the grave of States Rights Gist. Yes friends, you read that right. This man was named States Rights Gist. See, he was born in 1831 in Union, South Carolina to a family that were southern extremists. This was the era of Nullification. At this point, the rest of the South thought South Carolina […]
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This is the grave of Henry Wise. Born in Accomack County, Virginia in 1806 to parents from the Virginia slaveholding plantation elite, Henry Wise grew up in luxury. He graduated from what is today Washington and Jefferson College in 1825, studied with the Virginia legal expert Henry St. George Tucker, and was admitted to the […]
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