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Photograph of Gen. Basil Duke ca. 1860 who was the brother-in-law of Gen. John Hunt Morgan & others

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Below is a photograph of Gen. Basil Duke who was the brother-in-law of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

Basil_Duke Q138

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

McCulloch, Ben_McCulloch Q178

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, Q4323

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

 

 

Clayton, Bertram T. Clayton (1862-1918) White Studio, New York – Clayton's father, Henry De Lamar Clayton, was a Confederate brigadier-general. Q2930

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

ALABAMA DEATHS FROM WW I

Gracie, 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

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

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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2 comments

  1. Lona Faye Bows

    He is one of my ancestors. Thanks!

  2. BettieBoyd Sullivan

    A collateral connection of my family’s.

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