Were Swords Used in Antebellum Duels?

During a discussion earlier this semester, a student asked what other weapons besides pistols were used in duels. I mentioned swords as an alternative, but the class didn’t seem to find them a believable option. In researching an anecdote about the Eaton affair today, I came across this piece of news in the 2 JulyContinue reading “Were Swords Used in Antebellum Duels?”