The tradition of Duelling in 19th century
In the early 1800’s, men loved to show their bravery and deserve honor and respect by challenging or accepting a duel with an enemy.
The intention of this action was not killing but showing strength and proving bravery in front of society. Even if duels were illegal, they still were performed in Europe and America.
Remarkable duels in 19th century were between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, a duel in Ireland in which Daniel O’Connell killed his opponent, and the duel in which American naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed.