United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

William H. Wadsworth

Quill platform ID: p4454.

(4 July, 1821 -- 2 April, 1893) Wadsworth was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., Wadsworth studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Wadsworth was a member of the State senate from 1853 to 1856. During the Civil War, Wadsworth served as an aide to General Nelson at the Battle of Ivy Mountain. Wadsworth was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Kentucky Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Kentucky Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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