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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: November 23, 2008
Caption: Colonial Park , Headstone for Lieutenant Wilde near the Duellist's Grave Marker
Additional Description: This humble stone records the filial piety fraternal affection and manly virtues of
JAMES WILDE, Esquire
late District Paymaster in the army of the U. S. He fell in a Duel on the 16th of January, 1815, by the hand of a man who, a short time ago, would have been friendless but for him; and expired instantly in his 22d year: dying, as he had lived: with unshaken courage & unblemished reputation. By his untimely death the prop of a Mother's age is broken: The hope and consolation of Sisters is destroyed, the pride of Brothers humbled in the dust and a whole Family, happy until then, overwhelmed with affliction.
Source: Chatham County Ga Archives
History ... Savannah Duels - Chapter XI 1923
Submitted: April 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p151092
File Size: 0.340 Megabytes
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