By Richard K. Barry The duel in ques tion was between Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. It took place on July 11, 1804, and Hamilton, having been shot in the lower abdomen above the right hip, died the next day. The cause of the duel was, of course, some sort of affront to Burr's honor, which required that he receive what I think they called in the day "satisfaction.
Alexander Hamilton is a fascinating historical character who made an indelible imprint on the US in its earliest days. He and Jefferson clashed, particularly over some of Hamilton's policies as Secretary of the Treasury, and neither... Read Post
Drunk History is a Howard Zinnesque exploration of the seamy undersides of American History, as related by a revolving cast of sloshed historical experts. This one’s about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Read Post