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un county, Ala., and in that State received an academic education; studied law at Talladega, was admitted to the bar in 1845, and subsequently practiced at Talladega, Cahaba, and Selma, his present home. His canvass of the State in 1860 as candidate for presidential elector-at-large on the Breckinridge ticket widened his reputation for extraordinary ability as an orator; and as a delegate from Dallas county he was an active participant in all the proceedings of the convention which, on January 11, 1861, passed the ordinance of secession. After the adjournment of that body he was appointed on the staff of Major-General Clemens, in command of the State forces at Fort Morgan, where he was on duty until the fort was transferred to the Confederate government. In April, 1861, he enlisted as a private in the Cahaba Rifles, which became Company G of the Fifth Alabama infantry, and upon the organization of the regiment, May 5, 1861, he was elected major, Robert E. Rodes being colonel and Al