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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.37 (search)
xico, he acted as second in a duel between two officers of one of the new infantry regiments—the 10th, I believe. General Birkett Fry told me the incident, as follows: Lieutenant Lee, of Virginia, was the adjutant of the regiment, who, feeling helist and an expert rifle shot, and accepted Lee's challenge. They were to fight with rifles at forty paces. Jackson and Fry were seconds to Lee. Jackson won the word, which he delivered, standing in the position of a soldier, in stentorian tones,udible over a forty-acre lot. The rifles cracked together, and Jackson, astounded that his man was still standing, said to Fry: What shall we do now? They will demand another shot. We will grant it with pistols at ten paces, said Fry, and as he saFry, and as he said, the second of the Captain came forward and demanded another shot. We agree, said Jackson, and we will fight with pistols at ten paces. The Captain declined the terms, the men were never reconciled. The Captain died many years after, regretti