Book submission: Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C. S. A.

Title: Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C. S. A.
Author: Duke, Basil Wilson
Publication date: Garden City, 1911
Library: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Call number: E470 .D89 1911
Submitted by: Steve Cox
Description:
Personal account of Confederate General Basil W. Duke and his Civil War experiences. Duke was also the brother-in-law of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This book is part of a collection of books given the university in the early 1950s by a local collector of Southern imprints, and who was noted for inserting items in her books, such as news clippings, letters, notes. Included in this is a carte de visite, pasted in of John Hunt Morgan, and tipped in the back is a 1916 letter written by General Duke to Chattanooga attorney, Charles McGuffey (nephew of McGuffey Readers William Holmes McGuffey, giving a second-hand account of the death of General Morgan. Unfortunately, the book was processed back in the day before rare and valuable books got any special treatment.

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