Duel; Thursday; Johnson; Sharpe; U.S; Captain

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Title

Duel; Thursday; Johnson; Sharpe; U.S; Captain

Subject

Duels

Description

An excerpt from the Thursday Sept. 19, 1799 issue of The Times and District of Columbia Daily Advertiser, detailing a duel between two army officers.

Creator

John Westcott
James Diament Westcott

Source

Times: and District of Columbia Daily Advertiser (published as The Times; and District of Columbia Daily Advertiser)

Publisher

The Times and District of Columbia Daily Advertiser

Date

19 Sept. 1799

Contributor

Parker Slack

Rights

Readex

Type

Newspaper

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Text

A Duel was fought on Thursday last, between capt. Johnson and lieut. Sharpe, of the 10th U. S. regiment of infantry, quartered at Bristol, in this state. The combatants fired two shots each, by the first of which captain J. was slightly wounded. The second ball proved mortal to lieut. S. as the ball entered his right breast near the shoulder and came out of his left side. Captain J. by the second fire, was wounded in the leg. The cause we understand arose from a trifling dispute about politics, when a challenge immediately ensued, and the parties met about three hours afterwards, in the vicinity of the camp.

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Newspaper

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Citation

John Westcott James Diament Westcott , “Duel; Thursday; Johnson; Sharpe; U.S; Captain,” Mason's Legacies, accessed April 16, 2021, http://masonslegacies.org/items/show/921.

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