Aaron Burr Aaron Burr may best be known for his duel and victory against Alexander Hamilton, however, there are numerous important events about his life that go unmentioned. Burr was also a great father, he resigned from war after his daughter, Theodosia, was born.
My family lived next door to the Burr residence and became very friendly with the Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr and his wife Esther. Aaron and I attended Princeton University where we originally studied theology, but later gave up it began the study of law in Litchfield, Connecticut.
During the Revolutionary War, Aaron and I accompanied General Benedict Arnold's expedition into Canada ina difficult trek of over miles in the middle of winter. Upon arriving before the Battle of Quebec, we were sent up the St. Montgomery liked the Aaron, and promoted him to Captain and added him to his staff as an aide-de-camp.
After Montgomery was killed and the advance party thrown into confusion, Burr single-handedly gathered some of the soldiers and began an attack on the British lines. Overwhelmed by cannon fire, we were forced to retreat. Burr carried the body of Montgomery a short distance before retreating from the field.
Our courage made us a national hero and earned us a place on Washington's staff in Manhattan, but we quit after two weeks because we wanted to return to the field. General Israel Putnam took Burr and I under his wing and with his alertness in the retreat from lower Manhattan to Harlem, Burr saved an entire brigade from capture.
During the harsh winter encampment at Valley Forge, we guarded the "Gulph," a pass commanding the approach to the camp, and necessarily the first point that would be attacked. On June 28, at the Battle of Monmouth, our regiment was decimated by British artillery, and Aaron suffered a stroke in the terrible heat from which he would never quite recover.
Aaron and I resigned from the Continental Army in March on account of ill health, renewing our study of law.
Despite this brief interlude, we were able to finish our studies and were admitted to the bar at Albany in We began to practice in New York City after its evacuation by the British in the following year. That same year, Aaron was married to the widow of a British army officer who had died in the West Indies during the war.
Her name was Theodosia Bartow Prevost. They had a daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, born in He and his first wife were married for twelve years, until her death from cancer. Aaron invited me to New York with him from to while he served on the State Assembly.
He was commissioner of Revolutionary War claims inand that same year he defeated a favored candidate, General Philip Schuyler for a seat in the United States Senate, and served in the upper house until After some time, Aaron became bored with the inactivity of the new U.
Senate; Burr ran for and was elected to the New York state legislature, serving from through During John Adams's term as President, national parties became clearly defined.
We loosely associated ourselves with the Democratic-Republicans. InThomas Jefferson chose Aaron as his vice-presidential running mate, only to lose to John Adams. But, in Jefferson and Madison requested our help for a second run for the Presidency in This led to ultimate victory for Jefferson and drove wedge between Alexander Hamilton, a federalist campaigning for the other side, and Aaron.Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Duel Essay Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr meet at Weehawken on July 11, to end the long rivalry between both of them.
The collision between Hamilton and Burr in was clear that they came from family backgrounds that have contributed to . Alexander Hamilton, in my opinion did not intend to short Aaron Burr.
I think that Alexander Hamilton intentionally throw his shot away so that he could have a honorable death and to bring this conflict between two men to an end.4/4(1).
Aaron Burr was a brilliant man who made numerous contributions to the American Revolution and also led a prosperous life of the battlefield. Aaron Burr was born February 6, in Newark, New Jersey, he lead a tough child hood, but was still able to receive a great education and make something of it.
Aaron Burr was a central figure in American public life for nearly three decades, but is remembered mainly for two episodes in his life: his duel with Alexander Hamilton in and his schemes of empire-building that formed the basis for his treason trial in Aaron Burr Jr.
was born in Newark, New Jersey, in as the second child of the Reverend Aaron Burr Sr., a Presbyterian minister and second president of the College of . Aaron Burr is known as the Father of modern political campaigning.
He was successful in procuring a victory for his slate of New York City and Electors over Alexander Hamilton's Federalist slate. This event further damaged the relationship between former friends, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.4/4(1).