Robert A. Toombs (1810-85) was a prominent American politician who turned ardently secessionist in the years leading up to the Civil War (1861-65). After being passed over for the Confederate presidency, Toombs served briefly as Confederate secretary of state and a brigadier general in the Confederate army. During and after Reconstruction, he sought to restore white supremacy in his native Georgia.
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Confederate statesman Robert Toombs' U.S. citizenship was revoked after he refused to request a Congressional pardon or take an oath of allegiance to the U.S. government after the Ciivl War.
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