Argument in Tennessee law school leads to a fatal shooting
Two law students from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee argued over a reportedly trivial matter. One of them, James Sanders Cahal, struck the other, Spot McClung, whereupon McClung immediately drew a firearm and shot Cahal in the head. Cahal lingered on for several weeks but died on May 26, 1860. McClung was arrested, charged, and placed under a $15,000 bail assessment. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 372-373.