Charlton G. Duke Civil War Accountca.1860-1870

Descriptive Summary

Title
Charlton G. Duke Civil War Accountca.1860-1870
Creator
Duke, Charlton G.
Extent
1 item (2 leaves); 31 cm.
Subjects
Kentucky--History--Civil War, (1861-1865)
United States--History--Civil War (1861-1865)--Prisoners and prisons
Guerrillas--Kentucky--19th century
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection consists of a four-page Civil War account written by Charlton G. Duke about his and his companions' capture and imprisonment by Union forces in Kentucky. He recounts their imminent execution ordered by Gen. Stephen Gano Burbridge in retaliation for guerilla activities of Sue Mundy. Charlton Duke, his brother John Duke, and K. P. Wallace were ultimately released but their companions, Capt. Wilson Lilly, Lieut. M. Blincoe, and their cousin Capt. Lindsey Buckner, were executed.
Arrangement: Chronological