Sunday the 25 Dec 59. This was as usual here a very happy Christmas with one exception a renconter ensued between W. A. Hickman Lott Huntington which resulted in a shooting match six men being on the side of Hickman and Lott alone some 60 shots fired[.] Hickman & Lott both wounded in the thigh[.] Hickman thought to be mortally[.] The cause not known.
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]