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Dueling in France. 17th Century.

Market vendors go about their business while two duelers fight, exhorted by their seconds, on the Pont Neuf in Paris. Detail from an anonymous 17th-century painting. Musée Carnavalet, Paris. ON MAY 12, 1627, at about two o'clock in the afternoon,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Aug 2020

A General’s Funeral: The Burial of Enoch Poor Revisted

In the May 30, 2016 issue of this Journal, Todd W. Braisted introduced us to General Enoch Poor of New Hampshire, his death, and... The post A General’s Funeral: The Burial of Enoch Poor Revisted appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Slugs in a saw-pit hell to pay

“Two timorous duellists face each other at close quarters in a saw-pit, trembling and dropping their weapons, namely pistol and blunderbuss; each has a heap of weapons at his feet: sabres, rapier, pistol, more blunderbusses. The hair of both rises...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jun 2019

Retracing Alexander Hamilton’s Steps Through the Remnants of Revolutionary New York

When Alexander Hamilton arrived in New York in the early 1770s, the city was already the one of the largest in the colonies, second... The post Retracing Alexander Hamilton’s Steps Through the Remnants of Revolutionary New York appeared first on...

Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: Outrageous Offenders

Long before he became the father of his country, a young George Washington copied out 110 maxims governing appropriate conduct for young gentlemen. Handwritten... The post Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: Outrageous Offenders...

Evolution of a Duel

On September 25, 1777, the day before British Gen. William Howe’s army triumphantly marched into the newly designated American capital of Philadelphia,[1] two of... The post Evolution of a Duel appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The trial between William Fawkener … plaintiff, and the Honourable John Townshend

Author: Townshend, John, Hon. Title: The trial between William Fawkener … plaintiff, and the Honourable John Townshend … defendant; for criminal conversation with the plaintiff’s wife … Before the Honourable Francis...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Mar 2017

The 3rd New Jersey Regiment’s Mighty Dueling Frolic

Mr. Duncan McDougall, a merchant from German Flats area of New York’s Mohawk Valley, joined Capt. Joseph Bloomfield’s company of the 3rd New Jersey... The post The 3rd New Jersey Regiment’s Mighty Dueling Frolic appeared first on Journal...

A singular cost of war

A repeat post. Given the popularity of the musical Hamilton and Hamilton’s death in a duel, I thought it would be interesting to repeat this post on the development of a code of honor in America that supported dueling. Facing the British, when...
From: In the Words of Women on 31 Mar 2016

Dual At Bloody Creek.

The Duel at Blood Creek - Short Film from Leo Burton on Vimeo.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Apr 2015

Duels of Honor

Dear Mr. History: I’ve read about some duels of honor involving senior Continental Army officers and something doesn’t make sense to me; why were they dueling in the middle of a war? Signed, At Your Service, Sir. Dear Service: Portrait (detail) of...

Alcohol to Zealotry: The Revolution A to Z (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday. Read A to Z first. M is for mobilization.  Revolutionary authorities became masters of mobilizing resources at a local level to fight the war.  The war debts for the Continental Congress and the various states were massive,...

Alcohol to Zealotry: The Revolution A to Z (Part 1)

One of the great ideals of the American Revolution was the notion that political authority derives from the will of the governed.  Of the key principles expressed by American revolutionaries, popular sovereignty – the idea that government should be...

Dueling Fashionistas: Lady Jane Harrington v. Jane Halliday

The latest edition of Dueling Fashionistas is fresh from the press, and ready for a vote.  First though, let’s see where the ladies who bear confusingly similar names stand in Reynolds’s portraiture: The two Janes before you are painted in...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 31 Jan 2013

Lady Elizabeth Foster v. Lady Elizabeth Seymour Conway v. Countess of Lincoln

Another Round of Dueling Fashionistas Begins With . . .  Source: Gibe | ‘A Young Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)’ The 18th century was a glorious time for coiffures.  They were absurdly tall, sausage and pin curled, stuck with feathers and...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 5 Dec 2012

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