Commemorative Plaque - Hamilton Burr Duel

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Title

Commemorative Plaque - Hamilton Burr Duel

Subject

WHC88175

Description

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 11, 1804 The most famous duel in American history took place on this date at the dueling grounds in Weehawken, between political rivals, General Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice-President of the United States Colonel Aaron Burr. Hamilton fell, mortally wounded, and died the next day in New York City. Tragically, Hamilton's son Philip had also met his death here in a duel in 1801. Dedicated on July 11, 2004, the 200th Anniversary of the Duel.

Date

2004

Type

OT

Identifier

WHC88175

Coverage

Hamilton Avenue and Boulevard East,Weehawken, NJ [40.770829,-74.01686459999999]

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Citation

“Commemorative Plaque - Hamilton Burr Duel,” The Weehawken Time Machine, accessed September 25, 2022, https://weehawkentimemachine.omeka.net/items/show/3122.