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Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
Confederate Politician

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EVENTS PARTICIPATED IN
Virginia Secession Convention February 13-April 11, 1861 Delegate
1st Confederate Congress February 18, 1862 - February 17, 1864 Representative

BIOGRAPHY
A Representative from Virginia; born at “Elmwood,” near Loretto, Essex County, Va., July 25, 1821; tutored at home and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville (literary department in 1839 and the law department in 1842); was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced the practice of his profession in Loretto, Va.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850 and 1851; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and 1856; member of the State house of delegates 1853-1856; member of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia 1855-1859; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas H. Bayly; reelected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from December 1, 1856, to March 3, 1861; delegate to the Virginia secession convention and to the State constitutional convention in 1861; member from Virginia of the First Confederate Congress 1862-1864; died at “Elmwood,” near Loretto, Va., on February 14, 1864; interment in the family cemetery on his estate.
Congressional Biographical Dictionary
POSITIONS HELD

Side Confederate
State Virginia
Born July 25, 1821
Loretto, Virginia
Died February 14, 1864
Loretto, Virginia
Buried Garnett Family Burial Ground at Elmwood
Loretto, Virginia





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