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National Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brigadier General Hugh Mercer

 
 
Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Marker
Inscription.
Brigadier General
Hugh Mercer
Soldier – Patriot – Physician
for whom
Fort Mercer was named
in the spring of 1777

Born 1725, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died Jan. 12, 1777, Princeton, N.J.

Presented October 25, 1970 to the County of Gloucester by members and friends of the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia of which General Mercer became a member in 1757.
Carl Lindborg
Artist • Sculptor

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
Thomas Paine

“The ground of Liberty must be gained by inches.”
Thomas Jefferson

 
Erected 1970 by St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia.
 
Location. 39° 52.258′ N, 75° 11.393′ W. Marker is in National Park, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Hessian Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Red Bank Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: National Park NJ 08063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mercer at Red Bank / Fort Mercer is Alerted (a few steps from this marker); Fort Mercer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker
Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Panel 1
Blowing up the British frigate Augusta off Fort Mercer, Oct. 23, 1777.
also named Fort Mercer (a few steps from this marker); The Naval Engagement (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag of Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology at Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in National Park.
 
More about this marker. Marker contains a bas relief of Gen. Hugh Mercer, and four panels depicting events in the Revolutionary War pertaining to Gen. Mercer or Fort Mercer.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Revolution: General Hugh Mercer. Military History website. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Red Bank Battlefield. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Red Bank Battlefield Park and the James & Ann Whitall House, National Park, NJ
Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Panel 2
General Mercer leading troops in surprise attack on Hessians at Trenton, Dec. 25, 1776.
. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
4. Panel 3
General Mercer refusing to surrender, mortally wounded at Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777.
Panel 4 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
5. Panel 4
Hessian attack on Fort Mercer Oct. 22, 1777. Col. Greene in command of victorious defenders.
Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
6. Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Monument
The monument is located on the site of Fort Mercer on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware River. The fort successfully held off a Hessian attack on October 22, 1777.
British Soldiers at the Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
7. British Soldiers at the Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Marker
 
 
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