Posted By:W. Scott Breckinridge Smith
Subject:Re: John C. Breckenridge
Post Date:March 31, 2006 at 19:05:57
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Forum:Cabell Family Genealogy Forum
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You may be confusing two different, but related, people:

John Breckinridge (1760-1806) was a US Attorney General, but was not a General (military), and I don't belive he had C. as a middle initial.

His Congressional bio can be found here:

John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) was a grandson of the above John Breckinridge, and was a member of Congress, US Vice President, Confederate General, and Secretary of War for the CSA.

His congressional bio can be found here:

W. Scott Breckinridge Smith
Lynchburg, Virginia