Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mercer County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
who served in the United States
Army and Navy
Dedicated June 19, 1903
One Nation Evermore
(Back): Erected as a tribute to Loyalty, Patriotism and Valor
Pro Patria Mori
On fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.
Location. 40° 14.216′ N, 74° 47.29′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Drive through Cadwalader Park, on the left. Click for map. This marker is inside Cadwalader Park near the main entrance from Parkside Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08618, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Briar Patch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Swamp Angel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cadwalader Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellarslie (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John A. Roebling (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hermitage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dorothea Dix (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Emlen House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. Etched in the granite around the perimeter of the base are battles where New Jersey units fought.
(East side): GETTYSBURG--APPOMATTOX
(West side): CHATTANOOGA--NASHVILLE
(North side): ANTIETAM--ATLANTA
(South side): NEW ORLEANS--MOBILE
Also, above the base on the column, carved into the column are the leaders, Farragut, Lincoln, and Grant.
Erected by the Mercer County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association and funded by public subscriptions, for a total cost at the time of approximately $15,000. Charles P. Owen was the sculptor of the three bronze
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The soldier statue at the base of this monument is also featured on these monuments.
Also see . . . The Bivouac of the Dead. The short verse on the Sailor's side of the monument is from the poem The Bivouac of the Dead, by Theodore O'Hara. The poem has long been associated with national cemeteries throughout the country.
Also on the sailor's side of the statue is the Latin phrase Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori which is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace's Odes. The line roughly translates to: "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country." (Submitted on December 12, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Frank Palmer Price
Frank Palmer Price, from Trenton, NJ, modeled for the soldier on the statue. Frank P. Price served two tours during the Spanish-American War in the Fife, Drum and
I am his great-granddaughter and I have his fife and bugle and other memorabilia. His silver fife was played by a relative in the Civil War, both names are inscribed on the fife with the dates.
The recent photo does not show the four cannons that circled the monument. I believe the whereabouts of three are known.
Editor's Note: Thank you for sharing a piece of your family's history related to this marker.
— Submitted August 19, 2010.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 5. submitted on . • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.