THE CASH-SHANNON DUEL. With appendix containing articles relating to Colonel E. B. C. Cash, Capt. Wm. Boggan Cash, and Capt. Robert G. Ellerbe compiled by Bessie Cash Irby.

Boykin, SC: Bessie Cash Irby, c1930. Second edition (first published in 1881), the appendix material first appearing here (pp. 34-48). 8vo. 48 pp. Portrait plates of the two Cashes and Ellerbe. With several 1932 clippings concerning controversies over the duel affixed to the rear endpaper. "Last fatal duel fought in South Carolina, in which Col. E.B.C. Cash of Cash's Depot killed Col. Wm. M. Shannon of Camden on July 5, 18809. This tragedy influenced the S.C. legislature to enact a law in December, 1880, making dueling a crime and requiring public officers, until 1934, to swear they had not been in a duel" (S.C. Historical marker). Cash, thinking his wife had been defamed by Shannon, a Camden lawyer, and ultimately that he had caused her early death in April, 1880, initiated an exchange of letters that culminated in Shannon's demanding satisfaction; they met near Lee State Park (between Camden and Hartsville) and Cash killed Shannon with his first shot. Cash was tried twice for murder and duelling, but was acquitted the second time. Original printed brown wrappers. (10496). Item #64000

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