Weehawken Duels

From 1700 to 1884 duels were fought at the dueling grounds in New Jersey. Dueling was illegal at the time but the enforcement was lax in New Jersey, compared to New York.

November 22nd, 1801 – Philip Hamilton vs. George Eacker

1802 – DeWitt Clinton vs. John Swartwout

July 11th, 1804 – Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr

October 19th, 1819 – Oliver Hazard Perry vs. Jon Heath

October 19th 1835 – Henry Aitkin vs. Thomas Sherman6, 7

December 11th 1841 – Alexander Fleming vs. Peter Schumerhorn8

November 1842 – Col. James Watson Webb vs. Hon. Thomas F. Marshal9

July 17th, 1845 – A Philadelphian vs. A Columbia County, New York resident10, 11

October 1st 1859 – WIlliam Mulligan vs. Captain De Riviere12

May 30th, 1862 – American vs. Scotsman13

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6. “A Duel Prevented.” The National Gazette [Philadelphia, PA], 22 October 1835, p. 2

7. “Duel Prevented.” Fall River Monitor [Fall River, MA], 31 October 1835, p. 2

8. The Courier Journal [Louisville, KY], 21 December 1841, p. 2

9. “An Editor in Limbo.” The Jeffersonian [Stroudsburg, PA], 30 November 1842, p. 2

10. “Another Duel.” Baltimore Daily Commercial, 21 July 1845, p. 4

11. “Another Duel.” The Baltimore Sun, 22 July 1845, p. 1

12. “Almost a Duel.” The Daily Evening Express [Lancaster, PA], 4 October 1859, p. 2

13. “Our New York Letter.” The Philidelphia Inquirer, 3 July 1862, p. 8