153 years ago today, on September 29, 1862, the United States General who had the unfortunate name of Jefferson C. Davis shot and killed fellow general (and native Kentuckian) William "Bull" Nelson in a Louisville hotel. Here is a post I wrote a few years ago about it as well as a list of sources I consulted for it. It is an interesting story perhaps one I should read about again to see if there any more recent theories on how Davis escaped unpunished.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Jefferson C. Davis' Murder of William "Bull" Nelson
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