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Author Matthews, Gary Robert, 1949-
Title Basil Wilson Duke, CSA : the right man in the right place / Gary Robert Matthews ; with a foreword by James A. Ramage.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

Author Matthews, Gary Robert, 1949-
Subject Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864 -- Friends and associates.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.
Lawyers -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 358 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index.
Contents The right man in the right place -- The Bluegrass -- MissourI -- On the Green River -- Shiloh, the end of innocence -- Partners in command -- All the Kentuckians wanted to ride -- December battles -- We found pies hot from the oven -- The boys were sorry that Duke was captured -- A convivial evening in Philadelphia -- The glory and chivalry seemed gone -- We looked at each other in amazement -- To perpetuate his fame -- My prospects in that line were not brilliant -- Salmagundi -- A distinctively Southern magazine -- Politics and panic -- At the turn of the century -- The disappointments of life should seem trivial.
Summary After practicing law for several years in St. Louis, Basil Wilson Duke (1838-1916) enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861 and was elected first lieutenant of John Hunt Morgan's legendary cavalry unit. As second in command, he was, Morgan recorded, "wise in counsel, gallant in the field," and always "the right man in the right place." Duke was twice wounded in battle and was captured during Morgan's Great Raid and held prisoner for over a year. When Morgan, who was also Duke's brother-in-law, was killed in 1864, Duke was promoted to brigadier general and appointed commander of Morgan's men. M.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0813171776 (electronic bk.)
9780813171777 (electronic bk.)
9780813138251 (electronic bk.)
0813138256 (electronic bk.)
0813123755 (acid-free paper)
9780813123752 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 65377684
Additional Format Print version: Matthews, Gary Robert, 1949- Basil Wilson Duke, CSA. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2005 0813123755 (DLC) 2005018317 (OCoLC)60824154

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