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lawyer , journalist , educator

Albert Taylor Bledsoe, American lawyer, journalist, educator.

Background

Bledsoe, Albert Taylor was born on November 9, 1809 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States. Son of Moses Ousley and Sophia (Taylor) Bledsoe.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1830.

Career

Adjunct professor mathematics, instructor French, Kenyon College, Gambler, O., 1833-1834. Professor mathematics Miami University, Oxford, O., 1835-1836, U. Mississippi, 1848-1854, University of Virginia, 1854-1861. Practiced law, Springfield, Illinois, 1838-1848.

Commissioned colonel Confederate States Army, 1861. Appointed assistant secretary war Confederacy, 1861. Confederate agent, London, England., 1861-1865.

Founder, editor Southern Review, Baltimore, 1867-1877, used magazine to try to keep lost cause of South alive. Opposed reconciliation and all forms of Northern influence. Author: Examination of President Edwards’ “Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will,” 1845.

A Theodicy; or Vindication of the Divine Glory, 1853. Essay on Liberty and Slavery, 1856. Is Davis a Traitor?; or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861?, 1866.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Examination of President Edwards’ “Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will,” 1845. A Theodicy

    • or Vindication of the Divine Glory, 1853. Essay on Liberty and Slavery, 1856.

      Is Davis a Traitor?

    • or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861?, 1866.

Connections

Married Harriet Coxe, 1836, several children including Sophia (Bledsoe) Herrick.

father:
Moses Ousley Bledsoe

mother:
Sophia (Taylor) Bledsoe

spouse:
Harriet Coxe