Thursday, May 14, 2009

All Of This Needs Confirmation

The Louisville Journal of yesterday has a special dispatch from Frankfort saying that Kirby Smith and his command have been captured between Lexington and Harrodsburg.  Headquarters at Louisville are unadvised of this, and discredit the statement.  The same paper says that Basil Duke, brother-in-law of John Morgan, has been killed...All of this needs confirmation.
 -Lowell Daily Citizen and News, October 16, 1862

Col. Basil Duke, of Gen. Morgan's command, is not dead, as announced by Cincinnati papers.  He was badly wounded in the fight at Muldrough's Hill, Ky.  He is now safe within the lines of our army.
-Daily Morning News (Savannah, GA), January 31, 1863

Duke, of course, survived the war and lived to the ripe old age of 88.  

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