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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hugh Mercer

 
 
Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
1. Hugh Mercer Monument
Inscription.
Sacred to the memory of
Hugh Mercer,
Brigadier-General
in the Army of
The United States;
He died on the 12th of January, 1777,
of the wounds he received
on the 3d of same month,
near Princetown, in New Jersey,
bravely defending the
Liberties of America.
The Congress of the United States
in testimony of his virtues,
and their gratitude,
have caused this monument to be erected.

 
Location. 38° 18.256′ N, 77° 28.043′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Fauquier Street, in the median on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rogers Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Kenmore (about 300 feet away); To the Confederate Dead (about 700 feet away); Religious Liberty (about 700 feet away); Meditation Rock (about 800 feet away); Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree (about 800 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Related markers.
Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
2. Hugh Mercer Monument
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers in New Jersey related to General Mercer's mortal wounding and death.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Hugh Mercer Marker at dawn image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
3. Hugh Mercer Marker at dawn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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