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George I. Eacker

1775-1804

 

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

 
George I. Eacker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
1. George I. Eacker Marker
Inscription.
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.

 
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.
 
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); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (within shouting distance 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); Welcome Message (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker.
George I. Eacker headstone image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
2. George I. Eacker headstone
The marker is next to the tombstone in the St. Paul's Chapel graveyard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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