Duke, Basil Wilson (1838-1916)

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Born in Scott County, Basil Wilson Duke practiced law in St. Louis. In 1861, he married Henrietta Morgan, a sister of John Hunt Morgan. During most of the Civil War he was Morgan's second in command, and after the latter's death he became a commanding general of a cavalry brigade. He was author of a History of Morgan's Cavalry and a volume of Reminiscences. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives and had a distinguished legal career.  

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