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John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 20 2 Browse Search
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gh the forts and earthworks, under the command of Brigadier-General Duncan; the second, an interior line, embracing the cityness her discomfiture. Shortly after daylight, writes General Duncan, the Manassas was observed drifting down by the fortsllery, on duty in the fleet. In Fort Jackson was Brigadier-General Duncan, commanding coast defenses. Every effort had beeal statement—proved by one brilliant exception—I quote General Duncan: To the heroic and gallant manner in which Captain Hugand St. Philip, on the mutiny itself; and second, from General Duncan, giving desertion to the enemy in the city as the closeats, received, as they deserved, the commendation of both Duncan and Higgins. Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins thus reports the was seriously wounded. Speaking of the deserters, General Duncan, three weeks later, said: Scores of them have been daip. m. on the 28th, on the United States gunboat Kennebec. Duncan and Higgins were among the passengers. On the morning o
surveyor of the city of New Orleans from 1870 to 1878, and assistant city surveyor from 1878 to 1891. He died in New Orleans June 21, 1891. Brigadier-General Johnson Kelly Duncan Brigadier-General Johnson Kelly Duncan was born at York, Pa, March 19, 1827. He was graduated at West Point July 1, 1849, as brevet second-lieBrigadier-General Johnson Kelly Duncan was born at York, Pa, March 19, 1827. He was graduated at West Point July 1, 1849, as brevet second-lieutenant of the Second artillery. He served in Florida against the Seminole Indians in 1849 and 1850, and on garrison duty at Forts Sullivan and Preble, Me.; then as assistant on Northern Pacific railroad exploration from 1853 to 1854. He resigned January 31, 1855, being at that time first-lieutenant, Third artillery. He then beguns were of heavier caliber. As the passage was open so that the fleet was not long under the fire of the guns, the forts had no advantage over the ships. General Duncan had made a gallant fight, but, after all succor had been cut off, he was compelled to surrender. After his exchange he acted as aide to General Bragg. But h