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Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor

 
 
Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
1. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker
Inscription.
In memory of the Honorable Brigadier Gen. Enoch Poor of the State of New Hampshire who departed this life on the 8 day of Sept. 1780 aged 44 Years.
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Washington, Lafayette and a portion of the American army attended the burial of Gen. Poor.
In 1824, Lafayette re-visited this grave and turning away much affected, exclaimed, “Ah, that was one of my Generals.”
 
Location. 40° 52.754′ N, 74° 2.587′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Moore Street, on the right when traveling west on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the cemetery of the First Reformed Church. Marker is in this post office area: Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Huguenots (here, next to this marker); Archibald Campbell Family Monument (a few steps from this marker); Historic First Reformed Church (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial
Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
2. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker
When first erected in 1780, this marker lay flat on the ground. During the visit of Lafayette in 1824, he donated money used to raise the marker and mount it on legs. The bottom inscription was added at that time.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bergen County Court House / Bergen County Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of General Enoch Poor. (Submitted on February 1, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
3. Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor Marker
Gen. Poor died suddenly during the Revolutionary War when the Continental Army was encamped in Hackensack. The Army surgeon reported that he died of typhus, but it is also rumored that he might have been shot in a duel near Hackensack on September 6, 1780 and died two days later.
Gen. Enoch Poor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
4. Gen. Enoch Poor
This statue of Gen. Enoch Poor is located near his grave. He once held a sword in his right hand, but only the handle remains today.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Poor's Garve image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 26, 2014
5. Memorial Day Ceremony at Poor's Garve
The president of the Bergen County Historical Society speaks during a wreath laying at the grave of Gen. Enoch Poor.
First Reformed Church of Hackensack Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
6. First Reformed Church of Hackensack Cemetery
The Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor, seen at left, is located across from the Bergen County Court House.
Gen. Enoch Poor's Headquarters on the Saratoga Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
7. Gen. Enoch Poor's Headquarters on the Saratoga Battlefield
Gen. Poor led troops in the 1777 Battles of Saratoga which resulted in the surrender of the British Army under Gen. John Burgoyne.
Inside Gen. Enoch Poor's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
8. Inside Gen. Enoch Poor's Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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