Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916)
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.
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.
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1861.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 12.606′ N, 84° 33.577′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 N. Broadway Street, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remember the Raisin! (here, next to this marker); Scott County, 1792 (a few steps from this marker); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (a few steps from this marker); Royal Spring (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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