|Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):||Blood and Iron|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||Late 19th century|
|Date of Death:||1922|
|Cause of Death:||Shot to death while resisting arrest|
|Military Branch:||Confederate States Army (Great War)|
|Political Party:||Freedom Party|
Grady Calkins (d. June 1922) was a Confederate veteran of the Great War, and member of the Birmingham, Alabama chapter of the Freedom Party. In June of 1922, he assassinated Confederate President Wade Hampton V. He was gunned down by the Alabama state militia after a brief shootout moments later. This action brought a temporary halt to the momentum the Freedom Party had built up throughout the 1920s, leaving the party in the political wilderness until the Great Depression in the 1930s.
- Blood and Iron, pgs. 415-417.