George Boutwell’s

Dueling Oak

Painting completed in: 2011

At this site (on private property near Edna, Texas) on February 5, 1837, A duel was fought between two Brigadier Generals of the Republic of Texas Army. General Felix Huston was angry because General Albert Sidney Johnston had been promoted above him and challenged Johnston to a Duel. General Johnston was seriously wounded but recovered and General Huston left Texas.