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View of the Spot where Gen. Hamilton Fell, at Weehawk.

  • ARTIST: J. Ward

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint,

    DATE: c.1830.

  • EDITION SIZE: 'Image size 11 11/16 x 17 1/2" (29.7 x 44.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: After a painting by J. Ward (Jacob C. Ward). Engraved by C. Ward (Caleb Ward). <br><br> A view of the spot where Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Aaron Burr during a duel on July 11, 1804. Hamilton died at home a day later.<br><br> A short distance above Weehawken, and about three miles above Hoboken, overhung by the Palisades, on the bank of the Hudson, is the spot famous as the "duelling-ground." Here several have paid the forfeit of their lives to a custom at which humanity shudders, and which all laws, divine and human, condemn. Here it was that Gen. Alexander Hamilton fell in a duel with Col. Aaron Burr, VicePresident of the United States, July 11th, 1804; an event at which a nation mourned. A monument was erected to the memory of Hamilton on the spot where he fell, by a society in New York, of which the annexed view, taken many years since, by J. C. Ward, Esq., is a representation. The monument was destroyed by the hand of violence, and the pieces carried off as relics. "Historical Collections of New Jersey: Past and Present... ". By John Barber & Henry Howe. 1865.


  • CONDITION: Fair to good condition. Time-toned and surface soiling.