Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonnade and Gravesite
Beyond the colonnade lies a circular stone patio and a tablet dedicated to the men who died in the Battle of Princeton. The memorial was erected in 1918, in memory of the thirty-six unknown soldiers buried nearby, including fifteen American and twenty-one British soldiers. The words engraved on the tablet are those of Alfred Noyes (1880 – 1958), taken from his poem Princeton (1917). Noyes was a visiting professor at Princeton University, and later became Poet Laureate of England.
Created by Chris Wang BSA Troop 88, Princeton, NJ - 1998
Erected by State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location. Click for map. This mmarker is on the edge of a large open field in the Princeton Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mercer Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Hallowed Ground (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (about 600 feet away); Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton (about 700 feet away); Site of Moulder’s Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Trenton to Princeton (approx. Ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton Township.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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