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Edmund Pettus

Personal data
Date of birthJuly 06, 1821
Place of birthAthens, Alabama
Date of deathJuly 27, 1907(age 86)
Place of deathHot Springs, North Carolina
Alma materClinton College, Tennessee
Military service
Years of service1847 - 49 (USA)
1861 - 1865 (CSA)
RankLieutenant (USA)
Brigadier General (CSA)
Battles/warsMexican American War
American Civil War
In officeMarch 4, 1897 - July 27, 1907
Succeeded byJoseph F. Johnston
Preceded byJames L. Pugh

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Edmund Winston Pettus (July 6, 1821 - July 27, 1907), was an American lawyer, soldier, and legislator. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, during which he was captured three times, as well as a U.S. Senator after the war.

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, spanning over the Alabama River and after 1965 a civil rights landmark, was named in his honor.


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