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The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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Col. Branton Duncan, of Kentucky. This gentleman, who was the first to respond to Lincoln's war proclamation of April, one week thereafter, by equipping and bringing to Virginia 500 troops, has resigned his commission. Participating in the battle of Manassas, acting as one of Gen. Johnston's staff, he escaped uninjured from the deadly storm which overwhelmed so many gallant souls. The very first to come to the rescue of Virginia, Col. Duncan has remained until the insolent invader of our soil has been shamefully driven back to the Potomac, and the independence of the Southern Confederacy virtually achieved. He now returns to the West for puy, as our Government will confiscate enough to repay all true citizens for such losses. We take pleasure in laying before our readers another instance of Colonel Duncan's patriotism: Winchester, July 2, 1861. Hon. C. G. Memminger, Sec'y of Treasury: Dear Sir: I can think of no manner of celebrating this, my birt