Fatal duel on the Peninsula.
A duel took place on Tuesday last, near Young's Mill, on the Peninsula
, between Dr. Forward
and Lieut. Jones
, of the 5th Louisiana regiment.
They fought with Mississippi
rails, at forty pages; and both fell at the first fire.
was killed instantly, and Dr. Forward
survived only a few moments.
We have not learned which was the challenging party.
Dr F. was sutler of the regiment in which his antagonist was an officer, and the unfortunate affair grew out of a business difficulty.
Their bodies were brought to this city in the steamer Curtis Peck
) and will be forwarded to Louisiana