INK SIGNED BUST VIEW OF 2nd & 10TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY AND GENERAL BASIL DUKE’S STAFF OFFICER

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Item Code: 1189-35

CDV is of Alexander G. Morgan in a dark frock coat or shell jacket with a high collar that has light piping around its edge and running down the front placket. Visible beneath the coat is a light-colored vest.

Clarity is good but the contrast is a bit light. Mount is good but the paper has several small age spots and light surface dirt. Bottom front of the mount has a good strong period ink inscription of “TRULY YOURS ALEX. G. MORGAN.”

Reverse has an equally strong inscription of “RICHMOND VA JAN 25 1864.”

Alexander Gibson Morgan was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 2, 1832.

Exactly when Morgan joined the Confederacy is not known. His first record shows him serving as a private in Captain Jeter’s Company of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry.

Records are not entirely clear but at some point, Morgan was commissioned captain in the Commissary and Sustenance Department and in January of 1864 he was serving on the staff of General John Hunt Morgan.

On October 15, 1864 General Basil W. Duke requested Morgan be attached to his staff with the rank of major since the officer that originally held that position was being held as a prisoner of war. The request was granted and Morgan assumed the position on November 5, 1864. However, upon the original officer’s exchange, Morgan was demoted to captain and assigned to the 10th Kentucky Cavalry.

After the war, Morgan entered the hemp trade and during the administration of President Grover Cleveland he served as the paymaster of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving and later as roadmaster for Fayette County turnpikes.

Alexander Morgan died at Green Cove Springs, Florida on March 13, 1908 and is buried in The Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky.  [ad][ph:L]

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