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Teal: An untold Camden dueling story
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Under the title of “The Iron Man”, authors Kirkland and Kennedy in Chapter XIX of Historic Camden, Nineteenth Century chronicled the story of dueling in Kershaw District. They began with an 1804 grand jury presentment lamenting the prevalence of dueling at that time and concluded with the story of the last duel in S. C., that of Cash and Shannon in 1880. Of the many duels fought between 1804 and 1880, none was more lamented than that fought between Colonel Henry D. Nixon and Major Thomas Hopkins at the Sand Bar Ferry in Augusta, Ga., on January 15, 1829 in which Nixon lost his life.