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The Daily Dispatch: may 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. affairs in Old Louisa. (search)
Sad result of a duel in play. --We are informed that on Saturday, two youths, one named Richard Dunlop, son of James Dunlop, the other Thomas Anderson, son of the late Frederick Anderson, instigated by a negro boy belonging to Dr. Coleman, fought a duel in play, the negro acting as second. By his direction, after stepping off ten paces, they turned and fired — young Anderson having a five-shooter and young Dunlop a pocket pistol. The latter fired first and missed, Anderson's pistol was then discharged, the ball entering his companion's stomach, just above the navel. A gentleman who came by the scene of combat conveyed young Dunlop home, where he now lies in a very dangerous condition, Dr. Snead having yesterday probed to the depth of over two inches, and found no traces of the ball. The lads were warm personal friends, aged — Anderson 10, and Dunlop 11 years. The little fellows shewed pluck in standing up to be shot at, but it is hardly probable they could have imagined what