--The fact of a duel at Fort McRae, Fla.
, between St. Clair Morgan
, of Charleston, S. C.
, and a young Alabamian, named Storrs
, late a midshipman in the U. S. Navy, has been noticed.
The Mobile Tribune says:
It seems that on the night of the duel the young men, with a number of comrades, were off in a boat on a reconnoitering party near Fort Pickens
, full of reckless daring, proposed that they should land just under the walls of Pickens
to make what discoveries they could; but Storrs
objected, saying that it would expose them to almost certain capture, and the majority of the party sided with him. But Morgan
, hot tempered and impatient, reproached Storrs
with timidity.--A few words passed between them and the boat put back to the main land.
When they had disembarked Storrs
said to Morgan
that he had intimated a doubt of his courage, and as they had rifles, and the moon was shining brightly, he could prove it. Morgan
responded to this proposition with alacrity.
Twenty steps were paced off, and at the first fire Morgan
fell dangerously wounded, the heavy ball of the Sharpe
's rifle having entered his right groin and ranged through and out of the back part of the thigh.
An unfortunate affair, indeed, between two brave young men.