At the beginning of the war with Mexico, in 1847, he was elected major in a
regiment of Kentucky volunteers, and while on duty in Mexico he was employed by
General Pillow as his counsel in his litigation with his associates and
superiors. On his return, he was elected to the Kentucky House of
Representatives. In 1851 he was elected to congress, and was reelected in 1853.
He declined the Spanish mission tendered him by
President Pierce. In the presidential election of 1856 he was chosen
vice-president of the United States, with Mr.
Buchanan as president.
In 1860 he was the candidate for president as the representative of the
slave-holding interest, nominated by the Southern delegates of the democratic
convention who separated from those that supported
Stephen A. Douglas. In the electoral College he received 72 votes, to 180
cast for Lincoln, 39 for Bell, and 12 for Douglas, all the southern states
voting for him excepting Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. In the
same year he was elected United States senator as the successor of John J.
Crittenden, and took his seat in March, 1861.
At the beginning of the civil war he defended the southern confederacy in the
senate, soon afterward went south, entered the Confederate army, and was
ex-polled from the senate on 4 December, 1861. On 5 August of the following
summer he was appointed a major general. He commanded the Confederate reserve at
Shiloh, 6 April, 1862; was repelled in the attack on Baton Rouge in August,
1862; commanded the right wing of Bragg's army at Murfreesboro, 31 December,
1862; was at Chickamauga, 19 and 20 September, 1863; and Chattanooga, 25
November, 1863; defeated General Sigel near Newmarket, 13 May, 1864; then joined
General Lee's army, and was at the battle of Cold Harbor, 3 June, 1864;
commanded a corps under Early, and was defeated by General Sheridan in the
Shenandoah valley in September, 1864; defeated General Gillem in east Tennessee,
12 November, 1864; and was in the battle near Nashville, 15 December, 1864.
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