- Col. Cumming and Mr. M'Duffie Duel
June 8, 1822 to June 18, 1822 CHARLESTON, South Carolina Crime/Violence, Health/Death, Law, Politics, Migration/Transportation
On June 8, 1822 in Savannah, Ga. Col. Cumming and Mr. M'Duffie carried out a long anticipated duel over a political dispute. M'Duffie was shot in the back (he lived) and Col. Cumming was not injured. M'Duffie was a congressman for South Carolina at the time, and would later become governor of the state. Original reports sent back to Charleston anticipated that M'Duffie would die from his wound. The...