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The 19th Century: John C. Calhoun and Cassius Clay
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Cassius Marcellus Clay
Clay was one of the great abolitionist leaders in the South. Even though he was the son of slave holders, Clay became an ardent abolitionist after hearing William Lloyd Garrison in New Haven. He opposed the Mexican War and supported the candidacy of Frémont and Lincoln. During the Civil War he intermittently served as a Major-General of the Union Army and Minister to Russia.

Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903)
b. in Madison County, Kentucky, Class of 1832