Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

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Dates:
Birth 1821-01-16
Death 1875-05-17
English

Biographical notes:

American lawyer and statesman.

From the description of Signature clipped from a register : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135786

Vice-president of the United States under Buchanan, 1857-1861.

From the description of Letter to Charles W. Upham [manuscript], 1857 June 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953509

State legislator, U.S. congressman, vice-president, U.S. senator, Confederate general and Confederate secretary of war.

From the description of Letters, 1847-1874. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46729084

John C. Breckinridge served in the Kentucky congress, United States congress, as vice president to James Buchanan, and as the Confederate secretary of war.

From the description of Broadside, 1853 May 31. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49346819

John Cabell Breckinridge, a Kentucky statesman, was serving as the Vice President of the United States at the time this letter was written. Breckinridge was the youngest vice president in our nation's history. He was 36 years of age when the inauguration took place in March of 1857.

From the description of John C. Breckinridge letter : 1857. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37410700

John C. Breckinridge was Vice President of the United States, 1857-1861. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1851 and 1853 and to the Senate in 1861. During the Civil War Breckinridge served as an officer in the Confederate Army and as Confederate Secretary of War. John Acoming Halderman was born in Kentucky and emigrated to Kansas in 1854. He opposed slavery in Kansas and was an officer in the United States Army during the Civil War.

From the description of Letter : Lexington, Ky., to John Acoming Halderman, Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, 1856 Jan 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81035497

From the description of Letter : Lexington, Ky., to John Acoming Halderman, Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, 1856 Jan 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162126

Native of Kentucky; Vice President of the United States 1857-1861; United States Senator 1861; Confederate brigadier general from November 1861; Secretary of War in the Confederate Cabinet from February 1865; lawyer and railroad executive.

From the description of Dispatch, 1862 March 25. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 16398358

Vice-president of the United States, 1857-1861, and officer in the Confederate Army.

From the description of Papers, 1860-1871. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19276323

Lawyer, statesman, soldier.

John Cabell Breckinridge was the grandson of John Breckinridge who was attorney general under Thomas Jefferson and founder of the Breckinridge family of Kentucky. John Cabell, born in Lexington, Ky., graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky. in 1839 and practiced law until entering politics in 1849. In 1857 he became Vice President under James Buchanan and a presidential candidate in the 1860 election against Abraham Lincoln. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army fighting in the battles at Vicksburg and Chickamauga and later named Secretary of War under Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. After the war he returned to practicing law in Lexington, Ky. and became active in the railroad development. He died in 1875 from the effects of a serious operation.

From the description of John C. Breckinridge papers, 1861-1887. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 15924897

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Subjects:

  • Broadsides
  • Real property
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Anniversaries, etc
  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer
  • Delaware Indians
  • Land tenure
  • Estate planning
  • Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863--Sources
  • President--Election--1864
  • Presidents--Election--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Soldiers
  • Statesman

Places:

  • Leavenworth (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin (as recorded)
  • Leavenworth (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Alcorn County (Miss.) (as recorded)
  • Corinth (Miss.) (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Minnesota (as recorded)
  • Ramsey County (Minn.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)