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Louise Wigfall Wright, 1846-1915
A Southern Girl in '61: The War-Time Memories of a Confederate Senator's Daughter.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1905.

EDMUND RUFFIN, OF VIRGINIA
(At the age of ninety)
He fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, and after the surrender at Appomatox killed himself, saying "I cannot survive the liberties of my country."

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Subjects:
  • Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865.