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Location where Alexander Hamilton, (1757-1804) was wounded

Object Number: 
1900.5
Date: 
ca. 1805
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
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
Marks: 
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
Description: 
Memorial marker.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the heirs of Archibald Gracie King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group