Madison County, Virginia

The Residence Of Former Virginia Governor James Lawson Kemper

James Lawson Kemper served in the Virginia House of Delegates and served as the Speaker of the House during part of the time that Virginia was part of the Confederacy.

In the middle of the Civil War, James Lawson Kemper left the legislature and served as a general for the Confederacy. During Pickett’s Charge, during the Battle of Gettysburg, James Kemper was wounded. After the war, from 1874 to 1878, James Kemper served as the Governor of Virginia.

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