Was James Madison a Confederate or Union soldier ?

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James Madison was the 4th president of the United States. He died in 1836 and the Civil War was fought between 1861-1865. I offer several facts regarding James Madison, he is considered the 'Father of the Constitution' because he wrote the notes summarizing the convention. Was one of the authors (along with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton) of 'Publius' now known as 'The Federalists Papers' essays written to promote ratification of the Constitution. His wife Dolly realized the political potential of socializing. After the White House was burned down by the British during the war of 1812, The Octagon became the president's residence in Washington. Dolly's parties there helped to re-establish American political esteem and at the same time have fun.

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James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, was neither a Confederate nor a Union soldier.  Born in 1751, he lived until the ripe old age of eighty-five, but his death in 1836 occurred well before the Civil War began in 1861. 

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