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General Hugh Mercer

 
 
General Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
1. General Hugh Mercer Marker
Inscription.

General
Hugh Mercer
a native of Scotland;
as assistant surgeon
in the Battle of
Culloden;

The companion of
Washington in the
Indian Wars of
1755 – 56;

He received a medal
from the Corporation
of Philadelphia for
courage and conduct
in the Indian
settlement at
Kittanning.

[ Left Plaque ]
Dedicated to the
memory of
General Hugh Mercer
who fell for the
sacred cause of
human liberty and
American Independence
in the Battle of
Princeton.

He poured out his
blood for a
generous principle.

[ Right Plaque ]
General
Hugh Mercer,
a physician of
Fredericksburg
Virginia, was
distinguished for
his skill and learning,
his gentleness and
decision, his
refinement and
humanity, his elevated
honour and his
devotion to the great
cause of civil and
religious liberty.

[ Rear Plaque ]
The St. Andrew’s
Society of
Philadelphia, offers
this humble tribute
to the memory of an
illustrious brother.

When a grateful
posterity shall bid
the trophied memorial
rise to the martyrs,
who sealed with their
blood the Charter of
an Empire’s Liberties,
there shall not be
wanting a monument
to him,
General Hugh Mercer Marker (Left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
2. General Hugh Mercer Marker (Left)
whom
Washington mourned,
as, “The worthy and
brave Mercer.”

 
Erected by The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia.
 
Location. 40° 0.265′ N, 75° 11.349′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Laurel Hill Cemetery in section G Lot 121. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas McKean (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Isaac Hull (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 300 feet away); Charles Thomson (about 300 feet away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 600 feet away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General Hugh Mercer. (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of Hugh Mercer. From Kentucky Genealogy Trails
General Hugh Mercer Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
3. General Hugh Mercer Marker (Right)
website. (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Hugh Mercer at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Hugh Mercer Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
4. General Hugh Mercer Marker (Rear)
General Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
5. General Hugh Mercer Monument
Monument in Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
6. Monument in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Grave Stone of General Hugh Mercer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
7. Grave Stone of General Hugh Mercer
Hugh Mercer's grave stone is located in front of the memorial (see photo 6).
Thomas Clarke House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 28, 2009
8. Thomas Clarke House
General Mercer was mortally wounded near here during the Battle of Princeton. He died a week later in this house still standing on the battlefield.
General Hugh Mercer Died in this Bed image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 7, 2013
9. General Hugh Mercer Died in this Bed
Plaque at Fort Mercer, NJ image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
10. Plaque at Fort Mercer, NJ
General Mercer refusing to surrender
Mortally wounded at Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777
 
 
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