Location where Alexander Hamilton, (1757-1804) was wounded
Overall (without frame): 28 x 34 x 3 in. (71.1 x 86.4 x 7.6 cm) Framed: 6ft. 2 in. x 40 in. x 5 1/2 in. (188 x 101.6 x
carved: on front: "On this Spot/ FELL/ July 11th 1804/ MAJOR GENERAL/ ALEXANDER HAMIL[TON]/ As an expression/ of [their] affectionate regard/ to his Memory/ and of their deep regret/ for his Loss/ THE ST ANDREWS SOCIETY/ of the STATE OF NEW YORK/ have ere
This plaque was the cenotaph for a monument marking the spot where Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded in 1804 during a duel with Aaron Burr. The damaged monument was removed from the Weehawken, NJ site sometime around 1820.
Gift of the heirs of Archibald Gracie King
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