Hamilton Burr Duel Re-Enactment 2004

Description

July 11, 2004 marked the 200th anniversary of the historic duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in Weehawken, NJ. The duel was the culmination of an "affair of honor" arising from the rivalry between Hamilton and Burr and resulted in Hamilton's death.

The Weehawken Historical Commission presented a re-enactment of the duel with the participation of descendants of the origianl protagonists as well as a panel discussion bringing together several noted experts in the field.  These events were nationally televised on C-SPAN and the collection contains links to the videos of the events.

This collection contains a number of items related to the Duel re-enactment and commemoration.  

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Commemorative Plaque - Hamilton Burr Duel
This is an image of the historical marker which was unveiled just to the left of the Hamilton Monument on July 11, 2004, the bicentennial of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The text on the plaque reads: The Hamilton Burr Duel July…

Program - Hamilton Burr Duel Re-Enactment
On July 11, 2004, the Weehawken Historical Commission and the Township of Weehawken sponsored a commemoration of the Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which took place on July 11, 1804. This is the program from the re-enactment of the…

Program - Hamilton Burr Bicentennial Events - 2004
On July 11, 2004, the Weehawken Historical Commission and the Township of Weehawken sponsored a symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which took place on July 11, 1804 in Weehawken. This event…
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