November 20, 2012
During the defense of Little Rock (Pulaski County), Confederate brigadier general Lucius Walker was killed in a duel by fellow general John S. Marmaduke. Walker had issued a challenge after Marmaduke expressed critical remarks about Walker’s conduct shortly after the Action at Bayou Meto. Walker died on September 7, one day after being critically wounded in the duel fought near Little Rock. Marmaduke was briefly placed under arrest but then returned to active duty.