Preston S. Brooks. Representative in Congress of the U.S. from South Carolina / A. B. Walter engd., H. Weber printer. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
(1819-1857) Born in Roseland, SC (Edgefield County), Preston Brooks was a Democratic congressman from South Carolina who brutally beat Charles Sumner, a Senator from Massachusetts, in the US Senate chamber.
- The Brooks-Sumner Affair
What led a House of Representatives member from South Carolina to brutally beat a Senator with his cane?
- Preston Brooks
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