Hamilton-Burr Duel 200th Anniversary

The duel in Weehawken, New Jersey between Alexander Hamilton and Vice-President Aaron Burr was re-enacted on its 200th anniversary. On… read more

The duel in Weehawken, New Jersey between Alexander Hamilton and Vice-President Aaron Burr was re-enacted on its 200th anniversary. On July 11, 1804, Hamilton was mortally wounded by Burr’s shot during the duel, and died 31 hours later at a friend’s home in Manhattan on July 12, 1804. The city of Weehawken is located on the Hudson River opposite New York City. Hamilton and Burr had to go there as dueling in New York was illegal. Both Hamilton and Burr were portrayed by family descendants. Residents of the town played other parts and narrated the re-enactment, including the history of the time period, Hamilton, Burr, the reasons for the duel, and the duel’s aftermath. Carl Rubino portrayed Hamilton’s second, Nathaniel Pendleton. Peter Tavino portrayed Burr’s second, William Van Ness. Stuart Johnson portrayed Dr. David Hosack. Ms. Chammas sang the national anthem. close

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Program ID:
182637-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Jul 11, 2004
Last Aired:
Nov 27, 2004

Airing Details

  • Jul 11, 2004 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 11, 2004 | 2:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2004 | 3:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 12, 2004 | 4:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 2004 | 2:41pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 2004 | 6:36am EST | C-SPAN 2
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