Early 19th Century Duel Reenactment

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Bacon's Castle
465 Bacon's Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Surry
Saturday, September 20, 2014 (11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Phone: (757) 357-5976
Email jhurst@preservationvirginia.org
Website www.preservationvirginia.com/events/detail/early-19th-century-duel-reenactment

Mason VS Tarbell Duel Reenactment

The rules of the street have changed since early 19th century. Indeed, challenging and adversary to a duel is rare, if not completely preposterous. Personal honor was once regarded very highly…and it was a sensitive subject. While modern society commonly accepts a “haters gonna hate” attitude regarding gossip and general hearsay, early gentleman subscribed to a very strict set of rules to engage their alleged “hater.”

A snide comment warrants death…albeit only after following formal procedures.

Bacon’s Castle will “school you” in the time honored tradition of dueling on September 20th, 2014, followed by a picnic and sponsored by the Regency Society of Virginia (RSV). The duel reenactment will feature Louisa County born Lieutenant Colonel Armistead Thomson Mason, Virginia Militia, and Norfolk born Captain Joseph Tarbell.

This will be a fascinating opportunity to learn the intricacies of a form of confrontation that has since “died out”. 11:30- 3:00 p.m.

Attendance to the duel is included in general admission

Last Updated: 7/7/2014 3:18 PM
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