Field of Grass and Flowers

Dueling Grounds

37th Avenue
Colmar Manor , MD 20722
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    Grassy park area located on part of Chillum Castle Manor, patented to William Digges in 1763. Scene of at least 26 recorded duels during first half of 19th century; most famous was the 1820 meeting between Commodores James Barron and Stephen Decatur, in which the latter was fatally wounded.