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George I. Eacker

1775-1804

 

— Fatally shot Philip Hamilton (son of Alexander Hamilton) in a duel —

 
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By Larry Gertner, 2017
1. George I. Eacker Marker
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George I. Eacker
1775-1804
Fatally shot Philip Hamilton (son of Alexander Hamilton) in a duel

In 1801, Eacker gave a speech critical of Alexander Hamilton which angered Hamilton’s 19-year-old son Philip. The young Hamilton defended his father and a subsequent controversy arose. This led to a duel which resulted in Philip’s death one day later. Eacker is said to have died from consumption three years later.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 40° 42.702′ N, 74° 0.606′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Frederick Cooke (a few steps from this marker); The Fence (a few steps from this marker); Tree of Hope (a few steps from this marker); Standing Against All Odds (within shouting distance of this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (within shouting distance
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of this marker); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is next to the tombstone in the St. Paul's Chapel graveyard.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  George Eacker. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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