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Charles E. Lippincott


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Democratic SD-15 0 Win
09-05-1855 Democratic SD-15 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 25, 1825 in Edwardsville, Illinois
Miltiary Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: September 13, 1887 in Quincy, Illinois

1867: Secretary of the Senate, Illinois State Senate
1868: Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives
1869-1877: Auditor of Public Accounts, State of Illinois
188?-1887: Superintendent, Soldiers and Sailors House [Quincy, Illinois]


  • DUEL: Lippincott fought a duel with Robert Tevis on July 14, 1855 near Downieville [the exact location, rarely given in most accounts was "Brandy City" near the line dividing Yuba and Sierra Counties.]. The weapons were double-barrel shotguns loaded with single one-ounce balls at 40 yards. In the first round, Lippincott's shot hit Tevis in the heart (killing him) while Tevis' shot cut "a lock of hair from Lippincott's head just above the ear." Tevis was buried at Downieville. Having seen what a one-ounce slug fired from a modern shotgun can do to a tree, this the 

Source: "Death of Robert Tevis, Esq." Sacramento Daily Union, (7/17/1855)


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