Young Basil Duke is Part of Missouri’s Civil War History

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If you’ve visited the page “About the Thunderbolt Raiders” on this site, you know that Gen. Basil W. Duke is the protagonist of the screenplay we’re writing.

Previous Ripley House Mention Stirs a Reader’s Memory

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A previous story dealt with plans to enlarge the Buffington Island battleground on the National Register of Historic places, and mentioned other locations on the register linked to the Thunderbolt Raiders.

Blacks in Gray

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Many African-Americans volunteered to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Those Who Fought on Both Sides of Civil War Deserve Our Respect

Camp Chase Cemetery

In its heyday, Camp Chase was a bustling 160 acre facility, a training ground for thousands of Union troops and the fifth largest prison camp in the U.S.

A Nickname Gives Birth to a Legend

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Thunderbolt Raiders is the story of a Civil War raid held 150 years ago and a reunion held 100 years ago.

The 1913 reunion was of Morgan’s Raiders, cavalrymen who served under the dashing, enigmatic Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan, known in the South as the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy.”