Update on George W. D. Kirkland at The Sable Arm
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.
_________Image: Mural depicting the Battle of Wilson’s Creek by N. C. Wyeth, Missouri State Capitol.