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GEN. BASIL W. DUKE, C.S.A.

GEN. BASIL W. DUKE, C.S.A.   A close associate of brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan, Duke provided tactics, discipline, and spirit, major elements of success of famous 2nd Ky. Cavalry.  Wounded in ...

GEN. BASIL W. DUKE, C.S.A.

 

A close associate of brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan, Duke provided tactics, discipline, and spirit, major elements of success of famous 2nd Ky. Cavalry.  Wounded in battle twice, 1862; captured July 1863 in Ind.~Ohio raid; exchanged August 1864.  After Morgan’s death, Basil Duke appointed to command brigade.  Later led part of the escort for Jefferson Davis in April~May 1865.

 

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