Missouri State Archives
Crack of the Pistol:
Dueling in 19th Century Missouri
Sites of Interest on Dueling
The American Experience/The Duel/Dueling, American Style
This website provides an in-depth study of the Hamilton-Burr duel including a film, maps, and background information about people and events during the time period. A teacher’s guide with discussion questions and activities is provided.
Mound City on the Mississippi/A St. Louis History
This St. Louis Historic Preservation site provides short narratives on the people, events, and structures important to St. Louis both past and present.
The George Washington University Law School
Within this website by searching for the topic of duels, the Jacob Burns Law Library may be accessed. Several links are available on a variety of topics related to the history of dueling, the Code Duello, and famous American duels.
The Political Graveyard/A Database of Historic Cemeteries
This website is a source of U.S. political biography that literally tells where the dead politicians are buried. There are links to information on politicians who participated in duels and who died in duels. A less than complete source, it provides insight into how widespread the practice of dueling was in the early history of the United States.