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Not Even The End Of The Civil War Could Stop 'Men Of Honor' From Dueling In Kentucky

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In the wake of the Civil War, a former Union soldier and a former Confederate soldier faced off in a duel with pistols, near the Scott-Fayette County line. Their encounter was likely the last formal duel fought in the Commonwealth.  Stuart Sanders a history advocate with the Kentucky Historical Society recently told the story of the Desha-Kimbrough duel from 1866, including their longstanding conflict and its violent resolution.  After his presentation he spoke exclusively with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

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Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society recently gave a lunch-time talk on the Desha-Kimbrough duel; one of the last formal duels ever held in the state of Kentucky.

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Stuart Sanders and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss dueling in general, and the Desha-Kimbrough duel in particular.

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