The Road to Civil War

James S. Rollins

(19 April, 1812 -- 9 January, 1888) Rollins was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Rollins studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834, practicing in Columbia, Mo.. After serving in the Black Hawk War, Rollins served as a member of the State house of representatives (1838-1840, 1854, and 1867). Rollins was elected as a Constitutional Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and reelected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Missouri Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , Missouri Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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