Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri, USA ⇓
Arrived in Memphis after a journey of 1,000 miles from Virginia.
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|May 22, 1856 • Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate, for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas"). Sumner is unable to return to duty for 3 years while he recovers; Brooks becomes a hero across the South.|