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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/2.8 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/60 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 24 mm
ISO 800 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2010:01:16 05:20:10 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Georgia GA Chatham County Savannah history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Duellist's Grave James Wilde duel duelling Roswell P. Johnson Richard Henry Wilde
Caption DUELLIST'S GRAVE The epitaph to James Wilde on the nearby tomb is a melancholy reminder of the days of duelling and, particularly, of a tragic affair of honor fought January 16, 1815, on the Carolina side of the river near Savannah. Lieutenant Wilde was shot through the heart in a fourth exchange of fire by Captain Roswell P. Johnson, referred to in the epitaph, in bitterness, as "a man who a short time before would have been friendless but for him." The duellists were officers in the 8th Regt., U.S. Infantry. The nature of their quarrel is unknown. Richard Henry Wilde, the poet and statesman, was the brother of the young officer. Lieutenant Wilde had served in the campaign against the Seminoles and his vivid descriptions of Florida suggested to the poet an epic poem, which, like the life of James Wilde, was cut short by the fatal bullet. The unfinished poem is remembered for the beauty of a single lyric, the opening stanza of which is: "My life is like the Summer Rose That opens to the morning sky; But ere the shade of evening close Is scattered on the ground - to die". 025-22 Georgia Historical Commission 1954