On September 27, 1827, Hiram Rhodes Revels, was born to free parents in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Birman Revels became an African American minister who trained regiments for the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War.
In 1870, During reconstruction, Birman Revels was called to fill a vacant Mississippi U.S. Senate seat and became the first African American legislator to serve in either house of the U.S. Congress.
I'm a Virginia historian and legal expert who is related to individuals who rode on the Mayflower ship, American founding father George Mason IV, three Union veterans from the U.S. Civil War, two of whom marched with General Sherman to Atlanta, two Confederate veterans, and President Theodore Roosevelt’s and Franklin Roosevelt’s family.
View all posts by Hamilton Historical Records