Pictured is The Burr–Hamilton duel between 2 prominent American politicians – Aaron Burr, the sitting Vice President of the United States & Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury at Weehawken, NJ on July 11, 1804. The duel was the culmination of a long bitter rivalry between the men. Tensions reached a boiling point with Hamilton's journalistic defamation of Burr's character during the 1804 NY gubernatorial race. Burr shot & mortally wounded Hamilton who died the following…
Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Deadly Duel: Vice President Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/deadly-duel-vice-president-burr-kills-alexander-hamilton.html
Alexander Hamilton’s life is perhaps best known for its end: he was mortally wounded in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr. But his personal life and political achievements are fascinating, impressive, and—until recently—underappreciated. Here is a man who, though featured on our ten-dollar bill, many Americans know little about. I was certainly one of them.
July 11, 1804 Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr met on the dueling grounds of Weekhawken, NJ. The culmination of a long political feud, the day ended with Hamilton fatally wounded and Burr unscathed. Tr More
Hamilton Burr Shot First | For the new fans of Alexander Hamilton, due to a classic musical. We all know that mean dude Burr shot first in that duel. He ended the life of an American Hero. Pay tribute to Alexander Hamilton with this awesome and historically accurate t-shirt.