Duel Between Abraham Lincoln And The Gunfighter!
Fortunately, the duel was won without shedding a drop of blood! Here the challenged was the legendary President Abraham Lincoln and the challenger was a renowned gunfighter. In a duel the challenged party had the privilege to choose the place and manner of the duel. Lincoln accepted the challenge, and his condition was- duel with broadswords in six feet of water. The challenger withdrew the challenge as Lincoln was 6 feet 4 inch. The wise President was the victor ,and later the foe became his friend.Another ?real? duel was between a General and, again, a Prime Minister. It was the duel between Floquet, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France, and the ex war Minister General Boulanger. In 1888 general Boulanger insulted the Prime Minister who responded with a challenge that led to a duel. Boulanger had choice of weapons and chose swords. Everyone thought that the General would be the winner. He was a soldier 10 years younger than his opponent and he had fought for his country in Italy, Indochina, Algeria, and the Franco-Prussian war. But to the surprise of all the ?Brave General? was fatally wounded in the throat. Floquet, the Prime Minister, was the victor. The British press were scathing about the duel, as dueling had been banned in England about half a century beforehand.In history, there are dozens of example of famous duels. Another among them is the duel between the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and Georges d?Anthes. The later was accused of cheating in this duel in which the poet was mortally wounded. Another famous duel was between Robert Lyon and John Wilson. This time it was a pistol duel in which the challenger Lyon was killed. There were also some unusual duels. In 1808 France, two duelists fought in balloons; in 1843 two duelists used billiard balls as their weapons; and some used even to use sledgehammers, howitzers, forkfuls of pig dung and other ridiculous weapons.