Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Update on George W. D. Kirkland at The Sable Arm

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 25, 2013

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Over at The Sable Arm, Jimmy Price has an update on the story of George W. D. Kirkland, the mixed-race son of Mary Lincoln’s modiste and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley. Kirkland enlisted as a white soldier in a Missouri Unionist regiment and was killed at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Good, thoughtful stuff, but then that’s what’s always on tap at Jimmy’s.

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Image: Mural depicting the Battle of Wilson’s Creek by N. C. Wyeth, Missouri State Capitol.

 

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