Ruffan, Edmund

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(1794-1865) US farmer, slaveholder, author, and soldier in the Confederate army who reputedly fired the first shot on Fort Sumter that started the Civil War; his Future History, Anticipations of the Future [for subtitle see Checklist] (1860), describes a war between the North and an independent South in 1868, during the course of which New York is sacked; the South wins. Ruffan was an unrelenting advocate of Slavery, and his hatred of the victorious Union in 1865 caused him to commit suicide. [JC]

Edmund Ruffan

born Prince George County, Virginia: 5 January 1794

died Redmoor, Amelia County, South Carolina: 17 June 1865

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