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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, foug. 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 was to be the termination of their intended