Duelling Codes, Part 2 (Hamilton 28)

Last week, I looked at the Royal Code and (disdainfully, because I think it was made up as joke) at the Irish Code. This week, we move on to two other…

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More on Frishmuth and Desha Delteil

Those of you who love Frishmuth's The Vine may enjoy this article on the artist by Joseph G. Dreiss: "The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and New York Dance." It includes some charming…

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Duelling Codes, Part 1 (Hamilton 27)

This post, I thought blithely, will be fast and easy.  Wouldn't every gentleman carry a pocket-sized copy of the Code Duello for reference in affairs of honor? I'll find a printed dueling code and…

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Meanwhile: Aaron Burr (Hamilton 26)

Forty-seven-year-old General Charles Lee, who had been a career military man since age 14, was bitterly angry when a court martial after the Battle of Monmouth found him guilty of disobeying…

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Hamilton to take home with you (Hamilton 25)

On Wednesday July 20, 2016, a bronze bust of Alexander Hamilton by Zenos Frudakis (a noted American sculptor) is coming up at auction in Philadelphia, at Freeman's. I asked Zenos's…

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Charles Lee on Trial (Hamilton 24)

In which we see Alexander Hamilton in a frenzy of valor, and Dianne indulging in a historiographical rant. Most prominent American leaders during the Revolutionary War period wrote well, often…

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The Battle of Monmouth (Hamilton 23)

When Lee was released in early 1778, he resumed his position as second-ranking general in the Continental Army. (On Lee's military career and capture by the British, see last week's post.)…

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