Stanly-Spaight Duel Re-enactment

September 3, 2016 – 4:00 pm, Tryon Palace South Lawn

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.