Sunday, May 24, 2009

Basil Duke's Obituary

New York, Sept. 10-Brig. Gen. Basil Wilson Duke, confederate veteran, died here today.  He was 76 years old.  He was born in Kentucky and was well known as a lawyer in Louisville.  Gen. Duke was the author of many books on the civil war.

Gen. Duke suffered an infection of the foot while visiting his daughter here recently.  It became necessary to remove his leg at the knee.  The shock of the operation was too severe for him to withstand.

Gen. Duke was second in command of the famous Morgan cavalry of Kentucky.  President Roosevelt appointed him as one of the trustees of Chickamauga National park, a position he held at the time of his death.
-Chicago Daily Tribune, September 17, 1916 

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