CR 4571 .W5 1858
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 46 pages
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A duel is an arranged confrontation between two people seeking restitution for a wrong or perceived wrong at an appointed time and place under a set of rules. Duelling had mostly fallen out of favor by the end of the American Civil War. By World War I it was outlawed in most western countries.
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The Code of Honor lays out the rules and duties of the principal participants of a duel as well as their seconds. Chapter titles include: "The Person Insulted, Before Challenge Sent," "Second's Duty Before Challenge Sent," "Duty of Challengee and His Second Before Fighting, " and "Duty of Principals and Seconds on the Ground." The author, John Lyde Wilson (1784-1849) was a lawyer, politician and the 49th governor of South Carolina serving from 1822 to 1824.
Wilson, John Lyde, "The Code of Honor; or Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling" (1858). Rare Books. 7.