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How Jackson Won His Duel


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One of the most sensational and best known duels fought on American soil was that which took place between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson on May 30, 1806. Dickinson was the aggressor, provoking Jackson with his disparaging remarks. Jackson responded with a challenge and the two men faced each other for a duel, Jackson perhaps winning due to the clever addition of a rule constricting the position of their firing arms.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 5, Aug 1958, p109-110, por  (Periodical website)
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12185
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