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    Confederate Brigadier General Basil Duke Carte de Visite, Monumental backmark, Baltimore, Maryland. The sitter wears a Confederate officer's frock coat lacking collar insignia. Imprinted identification beneath portrait. Rounded top corners as made, light toning. Very good condition. Kentuckian Basil Wilson Duke (1838 - 1916) was cavalry general John Hunt Morgan's brother-in-law and right hand man. Morgan's 1864 death in Greenville, Tennessee placed Duke in command of the brigade. The following year Duke's diehard men would escort the fugitive Jefferson Davis until his capture.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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