Stanly-Spaight Duel

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment of this fateful day.

The Stanly-Spaight Duel will take place on the grounds of the New Bern Academy, located at 508 New Street. 

*Demonstration will include black powder firings, which are loud and sudden. 

New Bern Academy (508 New St.)

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