Lewis-McHenry Duel

Lewis-McHenry Duel (HMRR1)

Location: Christiansburg, VA 24073 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 7.78', W 80° 24.532'

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In this town occurred the duel between Thomas Lewis and John McHenry in May, 1808. This was the first duel with rifles known to have taken place in Virginia. It resulted in the death of both men. Dr. John Floyd, later Governor of Virginia and member of Congress, was the attending surgeon. This affair contributed to the passage in January, 1810, of the Barbour Bill outlawing dueling in Virginia.
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HM NumberHMRR1
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Marker NumberK 71
Year Placed1951
Placed ByVirginia State Library
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552507 N 4109420
Decimal Degrees37.12966667, -80.40886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.78', W 80° 24.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 46.80" N, 80° 24' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-14 Lee Highway, Christiansburg VA 24073, US
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