The grudge between their ancestors has faded, but descendants of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met to reenact the July 11, 1804, duel that mortally wounded Hamilton.
Antonio Burr, a descendant of Burr's cousin, arrived by rowboat in period costume and fired a model of the .54-caliber pistol that fatally injured Hamilton. Douglas Hamilton, a fifth-great-grandson of Hamilton, feigned the historic hip wound.
The event in Weehawken near the Hudson River was the families' first meeting in 200 years.
Hamilton, a signer of the Constitution and the nation's first Treasury secretary, had a simmering feud with longtime rival Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson. Burr challenged Hamilton to the duel.