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