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The Daily Dispatch: October 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New popular currency of the United States. (search)
Fatal duel between rival candidates for Congress. Memphis, Oct. 15. --A duel was fought today in Arkansas, opposite to Memphis, between Messrs. Lankin and Chambers, both of Mississippi, and rival candidates for Congress. The fought with rifles, at fifty paces, and three shots were interchanged. At the third fire Mr. Lankin was shot, mortally, in the head. Mr. Chambers was uninjured.--The difficulty occurred during their canvass, and great efforts were made, but without success, toidates for Congress. Memphis, Oct. 15. --A duel was fought today in Arkansas, opposite to Memphis, between Messrs. Lankin and Chambers, both of Mississippi, and rival candidates for Congress. The fought with rifles, at fifty paces, and three shots were interchanged. At the third fire Mr. Lankin was shot, mortally, in the head. Mr. Chambers was uninjured.--The difficulty occurred during their canvass, and great efforts were made, but without success, to prevent the hostile meeting.