A Mystery Writer’s Almanac–Dueling

A Mystery Writer’s Almanac–Dueling


On February 20 in 1839, Congress prohibits dueling inside the District of Columbia, presumably after the failure the previous year to create a Constitutional amendment banning it.  The popularity of fighting duels remains firm in various regions of America, especially on the western frontier, throughout the nineteenth century, and becomes a staple of western movies and romance novels alike.

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