The Road to Civil War

Charles L. Scott

(23 January, 1827 — 30 April, 1899) Scott was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Richmond, Va., Scott studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. After moving to Califrnia in 1849, Scott engaged in gold mining and resumed practice in Sonora, California in 1851. Scott was a member of the State assembly from 1854 to 1856. Scott was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1857 to March 3rd, 1861. During the Civil War, Scott served as a Major in the Fourth Regiment, Alabama Vlunteer Infantry, of the Confederate Army. Scott was a delegate to every Democratic National Convention from 1868 to 1896. On August 10th, 1885, Scott was appointed Minister Resident to Venezuela and served until his resignation in 1889. After returning to the United States, Scott died in Monroe county, Ala. in 1899. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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