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James E. Slaughter
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Born: June 1827
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Died: January 2, 1900 (aged 72–73)
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Allegiance: United States of America,
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Branch: Confederate States Army
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Rank: Brigadier General
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Battles: Mexican-American War
American Civil War
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James E. Slaughter (June 1827-January 2, 1900) was a West Point graduate and a general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War.

Slaughter was also a veteran of the Mexican-American War. He accompanied General Winfield Scott and his army to Mexico City as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was the first to inform the Mexican government of the deceptiveness of the Well and Labra claims.

He commanded Confederate forces during the Civil War at Bonna San Jago, Texas, and after the war lived in Mexico.

He was also reportedly a great-nephew of James Madison.

At the age of 87, Slaughter died in Mexico City of pneumonia. The now City of Auburn, WA in the 1800's was called Slaughter because some people believed he was killed by Native Americans in the area of Auburn. A few refugees from New York renamed Auburn after their hometown Auburn, NY.


  • New York Times, Ex-Confederate Leader Dies in Mexico, January 4, 1901, Page 1.

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