Photo feature: The honor society

Published 12:59 am Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Finley Hootsell, who played Rose at left, fires his pistol before Clark Burkett, who played Holmes, can shoot.

Natchez Historical Society members and guests relived a bit of southern history when a man defended his honor to the death. Members of the society witnessed the recreation of the 1810 duel between Andrew Holmes and Ensign Rose, which originally took place across the river in Louisiana. For more about this event go to the following Top of the Morning link: https:https://www.natchezdemocrat.com//2011/09/25/relive-history-and-see-who-wins-tuesday/

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — During the duel each person choose his weapon after they have been inspected. The weapons, above, wait for the duel to begin.

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Dr. Peter Bundgard, who played the part of a physician, examines the dead body of Ensign Rose played by Finley Hootsell.

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — At the end of the re-enactment, the crowd applauded Tuesday night.

Other scenes from Tuesday night’s duel re-enactment:

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat