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William Oldham
WilliamOldham
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1813
Date of Death: 1868
Occupation: Judge, politician
Spouse: Mary Vance McKisick (d. 1849)
Children: Six
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
William Simpson Oldham, Sr. (July 19, 1813 – May 8, 1868), born in Franklin County, Tennessee, served in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1838 and was later a Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1842. He represented Texas in the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1862, and was a senator in the First Confederate Congress and Second Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1865. Oldham County, Texas, is named for him.

William Oldham in The Guns of the SouthEdit

At the end of the Second American Revolution, Congressman[1] Oldham sponsored a bill to expel or reenslave all free Negroes in the Confederacy. Shortly afterwards, he bought a fine house in Richmond which he paid for in gold. Robert E. Lee knew that the Rivington Men were behind it but was uncertain as to what end they schemed.[2]

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