Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Moulder’s Battery
This defense was a major factor in the American victory being crucial in buying time for Washington to arrive on the field and organize a counterattack.
Artist James Peale, a soldier with the American forces at Princeton, chose in 1784 to illustrate this critical moment of the engagement in his painting of the Battle of Princeton. Peale’s landscape, painted on this hill, focuses on Moulder’s battery and the left wing of the American forces in their attack on the British 17th and 55th Regiments. In the background are the William Clarke House and barns, now gone. The Mercer Oak would be just to the left of the barn at the center of the painting.
Created by Chris Wang BSA
Erected by State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location. 40° 19.785′ N, 74° 40.469′ W. Marker is in Princeton Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Click for map. This marker is in the middle of a large open area in the Princeton Battlefield State Park, close to the Thomas Clarke House. 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. General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Clarke House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Trenton to Princeton (about 300 feet away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (about 400 feet away); Welcome to the Institute Lands (about 700 feet away); Route of Washington’s March (about 800 feet away); The Mercer Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonnade and Gravesite (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton Township.
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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