Hw was also known for challenging blind men to duels.
To: Sam's Army
Jefferson Davis was partially blind, suffering from severe eye problems, but I have no recollection of Lincoln ever challenging him. Do you mean Shields? Please provide evidence?
To: Sam's Army; montag813; republicanwizard
It was James Shields who challenged Lincoln to the duel. Shields was not blind, going on to be a Union Army general and the only person elected to the U. S. Senate from three different states (Illinois, Minnesote, and Missouri).
posted on 09/15/2003 8:03:35 AM PDT
by Grand Old Partisan
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