Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alexander Hamilton - Died 12 July 1804

The tomb of Alexander Hamilton,
 son of James A. Hamilton & Rachel Faucett Lavien.
Died on this date in 1804 following a duel with Aaron Burr.

Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Manhattan, NY

In 1790, Alexander Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, developed a "System of Cutters" forming the Revenue Cutter Service, an armed maritime law enforcement service which later combined with other government entities to form the United States Coast Guard. 
Coast Guard vessels today are still referred to as "Cutters".

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