The Jenifer - Bynam Duel of 1836,
In June of 1836 congressman Daniel Jenifer made a public insult of Andrew Jackson’s party. Congressman Jesse Bynum felt so offended by the insult that he demanded on the floor of Congress that Jenifer retract his statement. When Jenifer refused Bynum demanded satisfaction by blood.
On that same day both men met at Bladensburg, Maryland, the traditional dueling grounds of American gentlemen. The weapon of choice was pistols, and both men paced off ten feet from each other. In succession both men fired at each other, missing with each shot. After the two opponents had fired six times each without hitting each other the duel was declared a draw.