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Lucius Q.C. Lamar
Lamar
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 1825
Date of Death: 1893
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Soldier
Relatives: James Longstreet (cousin)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Party: Patriot Party
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Party: Whig Party
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (September 17, 1825 – January 23, 1893) was an American politician and jurist from Mississippi. A United States Representative and Senator, he also served as United States Secretary of the Interior in the first administration of President Grover Cleveland, as well as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. During the American Civil War, he participated in the Confederate government, briefly leading a volunteer regiment, and serving on diplomatic missions to Europe. James Longstreet was his cousin.

Lucius Q.C. Lamar in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives for a Mississippi district, in the election of 1867 on the Patriot Party ticket. As such, he was strongly opposed to President Robert E. Lee's proposal to eliminate slavery.

However, Lamar was part of a delegation of Congressmen and Senators that Lee had invited to examine the captured Rivington Men's headquarters in Richmond after the Richmond Massacre occurred on March 4, 1868. There Lee had laid out captured reference books and other documents for the delegation to examine. Lamar became convinced that Lee's position was correct but was reluctant to backtrack on a position he had run on until Judah Benjamin pointed out that his constituents could be swayed if he tied this to the reputation of the Rivington Men and the atrocities they had committed.

Lucius Q.C. Lamar in Southern VictoryEdit

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar became Vice President of the Confederate States in 1879, serving under his cousin, President James Longstreet, from 1880 to 1886, a time frame which included the Second Mexican War.

Longstreet was quite confident in Lamar's ability to deal with the Confederacy's European allies. However, he also realized that Lamar was not supportive of Longstreet's plans for manumission of the slaves.

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