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A Reminiscence.

J. K. Duncan, recently appointed Brigadier General from Louisiana, is the same gentleman who was at the head of the military branch of the Vigilance Committee organization in New Orleans, in the charter elections of 1855. He was lieutenant of artillery in the United States Army, and resigned shortly after the Mexican war. Since that period he has been in the engineer service of Louisiana, up to the commencement of the present war, when he was appointed a Colonel of artillery in the State service. It is a rather remarkable fact that during the period alluded to in 1858, Gen. Duncan, Gen. Beauregard, Capt. Avegus, (of the 13th Louisiana, now at Columbus,) and Gen. McClellan, commander-in-chief of the Federal Armies, were all associated with each other in New Orleans, and engaged in the Vigilance Committee movement Gen. Beauregard was the Democratic candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, and was zealously supported by Gen. McClellan.

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