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Portrait of Robert M. T. Hunter
This photo shows Hunter as Secretary of State of the Confederacy

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Robert M.T. Hunter Was Born
April 21, 1801

When the Northern and Southern states split over issues like slavery, Hunter called for union, not with the North, but among the Southern states. He wanted to form a separate Southern nation.

During the Civil War, he served as Confederate Secretary of State and in the Confederate Senate. As an officer of the Confederate States of America, he was captured and imprisoned at the war's end. After his release, Hunter returned to his beloved Virginia, where he continued to serve in public office until his death.

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