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Overview  |  18th Century  |  19th Century  |  20th Century  |  Credits

Secession at Yale  |  John C. Calhoun and Cassius Clay  |  Yale and the Confederacy  |  The Civil War and its Aftermath

The 19th Century: John C. Calhoun and Cassius Clay
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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
Longstreet, lawyer, politician, author, and university administrator, is best known for his romantic depiction of the antebellum South in his Georgia Scenes (1840), and his presidency of Emory College, Centenary College (LA), South Carolina College, and the newly formed University of Mississippi. Much like Calhoun, he was a strict constructionist of the Constitution and a state rights advocate.

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870)
b. in Augusta, Georgia, Class of 1813