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Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Clinton Duel

 
 
The Clinton Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
1. The Clinton Duel Marker
Inscription.  On January 12, 1836, Isaac Caldwell, a former law partner of Senator George Poindexter, fought a duel with Samuel Gwin, a protégé of Andrew Jackson. The duel was the result of a lengthy political quarrel that began in 1830, when the senator blocked Jackson's nomination of Gwin to the Clinton Land Office. When Poindexter, in a public tirade, blamed Jackson for his re election defeat, Gwin "hissed” him and Caldwell challenged him to a duel. Caldwell was killed, and Gwin was seriously wounded.
 
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists.
 
Location. 32° 19.868′ N, 90° 20.337′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Clinton Raymond Road 0.2 miles south of Interstate 20, on the right
The Clinton Duel Marker at the Clinton Central Fire Station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
2. The Clinton Duel Marker at the Clinton Central Fire Station.
when traveling south. Located in front of the Central Fire Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1234 Clinton Raymond Road, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Whitfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Love is Immortal” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tanglewood (approx. ¾ mile away); Natchez Trace Crossing (approx. ¾ mile away); Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. 0.8 miles away); East Clinton Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  MS News Now article on the marker dedication & duel (with video). (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker north towards Interstate 20. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
3. View from marker north towards Interstate 20.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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