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AN ARMY OFFICER'S DUEL.


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A STREET ENCOUNTER AT FORT DOUGLAS BETWEEN CAPT. C. B. WESTERN AND DR. LECOMPTE

Newspaper Account / March 27, 1880

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 26. -- Dr. Lecompte and Capt. C. B. Western, of the Fourteenth Infantry, engaged in a street duel at Fort Douglas this morning. Both officers were wounded, and it is thought that Capt. Western will not recover. If he does, he will be unfit for service in the Army, as his left arm is so badly shattered that he will not have the use of it. Dr. Lecompte was not seriously hurt. An effort is being made to keep the affair quiet. It is impossible to learn the immediate cause of the trouble. Western was recently promoted to a Captaincy.


 

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