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  Brooks-Sumner Cane Fight
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Parents > United States > District of Columbia
OfficeBigger Man
Type Duel
Filing Deadline May 20, 1856 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 22, 1856 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 22, 1856 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start May 22, 1856 - 11:05pm
Term End January 27, 1857 - 12:00pm
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker January 02, 2004 03:55pm
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Description Representative Brooks gave Senator Sumner a brutal caning. One of the causes was Sumner's "Crime Against Kansas" speech. Slavery was a big issue involved. Brooks felt the South and his friends were insulted.
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Name Rep. Preston Smith Brooks Sen. Charles Sumner  
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Jul 14, 1856 12:00am Statement PRESTON S. BROOKS ON THE SUMNER ASSAULT  Article Thomas Walker 
May 20, 1856 12:00am Statement CHARLES SUMNER ON THE CRIME AGAINST KANSAS  Article Thomas Walker 

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