(Below are some photographs with information I discovered while doing some research that might be beneficial to other researchers. Subscribe to the daily email below to see all photographs and new posts on Alabama Pioneers)
Below is a photograph of Gen. Basil Duke who was the brother-in-law of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.
Basil Wilson Duke (1838-1916) Does not appear to be in uniform in this photo. Served as a volunteer scout in Arkansas at the outbreak of war. In 1861 he joined the Lexington Rifles (led by his brother-in-law, John Hunt Morgan) and served as a private and later as a second lieutenant. After promoting through the grades, Duke was promoted to brigadier-general in September 1864. Major campaigns and battles include Shiloh and numerous cavalry brigade in eastern Kentucky and western Virginia. After the war, he practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky. He died in New York City in September 1916 and is buried in Lexington. Sources: Boatner, Mark M. The Civil War Dictionary New York: Vintage Books, 1988. Davis, William C., ed. The Confederate General. Vol. 2. National Historical Society. 1991. Q138
Ben McCulloch (1811 – 1862) Not in uniform in photograph. Veteran of the Texas War of Independence and the Mexican War. Commissioned as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army in May 1861. Major campaigns and battles include Wilson’s Creek and Pea Ridge. Killed in action at Pea Ridge in March 1862 and buried in Austin, Texas. Sources: Boatner, Mark, M. The Civil War Dictionary Vintage Books, 1988. Davis, William C., ed. The Confederate General, Vol. 4. National Historical Society, 1991. Q178
Benjamin Harrison Sapp, C.S.A. Sapp served as a captain in Company F of the 29th Alabama Infantry, C. S. A. Q4323
Faith and Courage: 2nd edition -A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love Book 2): Book 2 in Tapestry of Love Series
Bertram T. Clayton (1862-1918) White Studio, New York – Clayton’s father, Henry De Lamar Clayton, was a Confederate brigadier-general. During World War I, Bertram served as a colonel. He was killed by an enemy air bomb on May 30, 1918. Additional information is available in the World War I Gold Star Database: Q2930
Brigadier General Archibald Gracie, C.S.A (1832-1864) E. & H. T. Anthony, New York. Gracie was killed at Petersburg, Virginia, in December 1864 Q9445
ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Pioneers: Lost & Forgotten Stories – Alabama Footprints Pioneers continues the series with lost and forgotten stories of the earliest Alabama pioneers. Stories include; The Yazoo land fraud; daily life as an Alabama pioneer; the capture and arrest of Vice-president Aaron Burr; the early life of William Barrett Travis, hero of the Alamo; Description of Native Americans of early Alabama including the visit by Tecumseh; Treaties and building the first roads in Alabama.
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