Abraham Lincoln once nearly dueled a rival with a broadsword

Abraham Lincoln was a man famous for using his words, but in one situation he came very close to physical — and potentially deadly — blows. When Lincoln was challenged to a duel with a political rival in 1842, the future president was honor-bound to accept. But he thought his best chance for survival was to duel with… » 9/22/12 2:00pm 9/22/12 2:00pm