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The James Bowie Sandbar Fight

Giles Island, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 36' 8.7444", -91° 29' 47.9256"
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This incident occurred on Sept. 19, 1827, on a sand beach on the eastern shore of the Mississippi. Begun as a formal duel, it soon devolved into a Wild West gun and knife fight. James Bowie, one of 13 men from La. Involved, though severely wounded and armed only with a knife, killed one opponent, wounded another, and became a legend almost overnight.

Last updated: 6/17/2009 10:15:00

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on The James Bowie Sandbar Fight:
See also the Louisiana Historical Marker for the Sand Bar Fight, located near Vidalia, LA.
The James Bowie Sandbar Fight Historical Marker Location Map, Giles Island, Mississippi