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John Cabell Breckenridge was vice President of the USA during the Buchanan's Presidency, then candidate to the presidential election of 1860. He was defeated by Lincoln and was most known for that failure.

After the secession and the breakout of Civil War he became first Brigadier and then Major General in the Confederate Army. From January to April 1865 he was Secretary of War of Confederate Government.

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