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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 10:48 pm, Fri Jan 31, 2014.

In the years between our War for Independence and the Civil War, the practice of dueling flourished throughout the country. It traced back to medieval trials by combat to settle offenses to personal honor. A strict code of rules was observed by both parties.

Many of the most prominent men in America went to the dueling ground to “gain satisfaction” for some real or imagined insult. Best remembered is the duel of 1804, in which Secretary 0f the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr.

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