Category Archives: Duels

Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr

On the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, beneath majestic cliffs in the wooded Heights of Weehawken, I sprinted toward two men ten paces apart facing each other with pistols pointed as their seconds stood well to the side, backs to the duelists. “Throw down your guns, gentlemen,” I shouted. “Are you a runaway […]

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