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In Springfield, Missouri, "Will Bill" Hickok duels with Davis Hutt in the town square, shooting him in the heart

"Wild Bill" Hickok's gunfight with Davis Tutt, artist's impression, Springfield, Missouri, July 21, 1865
07/21/1865
Reputed to be the first, archtypical, "quick-draw" western gunfight, James Butler Hickok, already known as "Wild Bill," shot and killed former Confederate soldier Davis Tutt in the Springfield town square. The two had been friends before gambling and shared female affections divided them.  At 6 p.m., both men drew and fired from seventy-five yards, Davis missing and Hickok hitting.  Hickok was later tried and acquitted.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Hal Herring, Famous Firearms of the Old West (Guilford, Ct: Globe Pequot Press, 2008), 26 

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