R. T. W. Duke, Sr.

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Richard Thomas Walker Duke, Sr. (1822-1898) fight in the Civil War, was a representative in the 42nd Congress and co-founded in 1889 the John Bowie Strange Camp of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV). This camp was "only the fourteenth of its kind in any Southern state and symbolized the depth of Confederate feeling in the community."[1]

Father of R. T. W. Duke, Jr. and William Duke

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  1. Web. The Lost Cause, R. T. W. Duke, Jr. and the Romance of Confederate Defeat, University of Virginia, University of Library, retrieved May 6, 2019.

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