The Clinton Duel

The Clinton Duel (HM28QF)

Location: Clinton, MS 39056 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.868', W 90° 20.337'

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On January 12, 1836, Isaac Caldwell, a former law partner of Senator George Poindexter, fought a duel with Samuel Gwin, a protégé of Andrew Jackson. The duel was the result of a lengthy political quarrel that began in 1830, when the senator blocked Jackson's nomination of Gwin to the Clinton Land Office. When Poindexter, in a public tirade, blamed Jackson for his re election defeat, Gwin "hissed" him and Caldwell challenged him to a duel. Caldwell was killed, and Gwin was seriously wounded.
HM NumberHM28QF
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2018
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 750481 N 3580252
Decimal Degrees32.33113333, -90.33895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.868', W 90° 20.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 52.08" N, 90° 20' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1446 Raymond Clinton Rd, Clinton MS 39056, US
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