Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916)

Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (HM1C6Z)

Location: Georgetown, KY 40324 Scott County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.606', W 84° 33.577'

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Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A.

A close associate of brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan, Duke provided tactics, discipline, and spirit, major elements of success of famous 2nd Ky. Cavalry. Wounded in battle twice, 1862; captured July 1863 in Ind.-Ohio raid; exchanged August 1864. After Morgan's death, Basil Duke appointed to command brigade. Later led part of the escort for Jefferson Davis in April-May 1865.

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Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) - Scott County native Basil Duke-attorney, politician, and author-is most noted for Civil War service to Confederacy. Admitted to bar in 1858, he began law practice in St. Louis. After Civil War he settled in Louisville. Elected to Ky. House of Rep. Duke led powerful railroad lobby and was bitter enemy of Wm. Goebel. Writings include History of Morgan's Cavalry. Buried Lexington.
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HM NumberHM1C6Z
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1861
Year Placed1990
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 713661 N 4231941
Decimal Degrees38.21010000, -84.55961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.606', W 84° 33.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 36.36" N, 84° 33' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)502, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-106 US-25, Georgetown KY 40324, US
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