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Presented by

The Township of
Weehawken

Richard F. Turner,
Mayor

and the

Township Council

James J. Terlizzi
Deputy Mayor
Councilman at Large

Carmela Silvestri Ehret
First Ward

Rosemary J. Lavagnino
Second Ward

Robert J. Sosa
Third Ward


www.weehawken-nj.us



The
Weehawken
Historical Commission

www.weehawkenhistory.org





The Re-Enactment

On July 11, 2004, the Weehawken Historical Commission, in cooperation with the Hamilton Family and the Aaron Burr Association, staged a re-enactment of the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr which took place in Weehawken on July 11, 1804.

Click here for a slide show of the re-enactment, made up of photos taken by Joseph Jay Savulich of Weehawken, NJ. The WHC thanks Mr. Savulich for his permission to use these photos.

We were extremely fortunate to have descendants of both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr recreating the roles of their ancestors. Our thanks to Doug Hamilton and Antonio Burr for their roles in making this a special day.

The re-enactment took place at 10:30 AM in Weehawken's Lincoln Harbor Park, which is thought to be a short distance from the original dueling ground.

The dueling parties arrived at the site in period rowboats (and with costumed period rowers) supplied by Floating the Apple.

A complete list of the cast members and production personnel for the re-enactment can be found in the official program for the re-enactment.

The script for the re-enactment was written by Lauren Sherman.

The re-enactment was attended by approximately 1,500 people and received national press attention, including live coverage on C-SPAN.




Order a video of the RE-ENACTMENT
from C-Span
.