The Dragoon military unit used horses for mobility, dismounted for combat, and were named after the β€˜Dragon’ blunderbuss pistol the original French dragoons carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
In 1808, a gentlemen's duel took place at 2,000 ft. in a pair of hot air balloons. Each man used a blunderbuss to attempt to destroy the others balloon. blog.britishnewspaperarch…
The first duel ever fought in hot air balloons took place in Paris in 1808, using blunderbusses. The duel ended with the deaths of the duelist and his second when their balloon descended rapidly and crashed after it was shot. wheresmytower.wordpress.c…
In 1808 two Frenchmen held a duel in the skies by both riding their own hot air balloon and shooting at each other's balloon geriwalton.com/a-french-b…
Two Frenchmen dueled each other from hot air balloons after discovering they "shared, rather too closely, a mutual acquaintance." When a height of roughly 900 yards was achieved, the two fired shots. The first one to fire missed and was, in turn, sent to his death in a matter of seconds. historychannel.com.au/cla…

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