New York Times, “Fight in the Indiana Senate,” February 16, 1859

    Source citation
    “Fight in the Indiana Senate,” New York Times, February 16, 1859, p. 4: 6.
    Newspaper: Publication
    New York Times
    Newspaper: Headline
    Fight in the Indiana Senate
    Newspaper: Page(s)
    Newspaper: Column
    Date Certainty
    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
    Transcription date
    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    Fight in the Indiana Senate.

    INDIANAPOLIS, la., Tuesday, Feb. 15.

    A collision occurred in the Senate this morning between Senators GOODING and HEFFRON, in consequence of some personal remarks made by both in the Senate some days ago. During the fight a brother of GOODING interfered and struck HEFFRON on the head with a cane, wounding him severely. Otherwise little damage was done to either party. Both were armed, but had no opportunity to use their weapons. The excitement in the Senate during the difficulty was intense.

    How to Cite This Page: "New York Times, “Fight in the Indiana Senate,” February 16, 1859," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College,