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James Gadsden

Born: May 15, 1788

Death: Dec 25, 1858

Birthplace: Charleston

Nationality: United States

James Gadsden

Date of Birth : May 15, 1788
Date of Death : Dec 25, 1858
Birth Place : Charleston

James Gadsden was an American diplomat, soldier and businessman and namesake of the Gadsden Purchase, in which the United States purchased from Mexico the land that became the southern portion of Arizona and New Mexico. James Gadsden served as Adjutant General of the U. S. Army from August 13, 1821 – March 22, 1822, and held the rank of colonel in the US Army. He was commonly known as General Gadsden but was only a two-star general.

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