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By Edward S. Cooper

Louis Trezevant Wigfall used to be a violent, mercurial guy. He participated in a number of duels, wounding one opponent and killing one other. In an outburst at the ground of the U.S. Senate, Wigfall known as upon a Brutus to assassinate Texas governor Sam Houston. through the bombardment of fortress Sumter in 1861, Wigfall rowed out to the castle and organized its hand over. whereas nonetheless within the U.S. Senate, Wigfall devoted treason by means of working a station to recruit infantrymen for the Confederacy via providing fingers to seceded states and by means of forwarding info on Union judgements and routine. Wigfall’s oratorical abilities confident Southern ruling periods there has been not anything to worry by way of seceding. He guaranteed them that the North wouldn't struggle, that they can no longer blockade southern ports, that Europe wanted Southern cotton, and that England may reduction the Confederacy. Wigfall used to be in a position to persuade Southern states to secede.
In this succinct biography of Wigfall, Edward S. Cooper discusses how this violent and mercurial guy contributed to the disintegration of the Union and why he used to be a main consider the cave in of the Confederacy.

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