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Description: Post Commander Fails to Invite ZouavesDate: June 9 1882
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County Library, Tupelo, MS
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2
PERSONAL AND GENERAL
ROBERT KEITH, Commander of Post Millard and Senior Vice-Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of the Department of New York State, neglected to invite the Burdett Veteran Zouaves to participate in Decoration Day exercises at Troy, N. Y. Captain John Twamley published a statement that Keith, was jealous of the Zouaves. On the occasion of the memorial exercises in the evening Keith declared that Twamley and a majority of his men were mule-drivers or bounty Jumpers whom he would be ashamed to recognize as comrades. This remark caused much feeling and was the topic of conversation among military men. Twamley was terribly excited when he heard what had been said, and straightway challenged Keith to mortal combat.