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Brigadier General Enoch Poor

 
 
Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
1. Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory of
Brigadier General Enoch Poor
by the New Jersey Society
of the Sons of the American Revolution:
Born at Andover, Mass., June 21, 1736;
Died near Hackensack, N.J., Sept. 8, 1780.

In command of a New Hampshire brigade, he rendered signal service at many battles, especially Stillwater, Saratoga, Newtown and Monmouth. Valley Forge witnessed his courage in its privation and his unselfishness in providing for the comfort of his soldiers.

He secured the respect of all who were under his command, gained for all time, the esteem of his fellow officers, and the confidence of Washington and La Fayette.

He won fame, as soldier, patriot and citizen, which has inspired the descendants of Revolutionary sires to rear this memorial of his virtues.
 
Erected by New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.745′ N, 74° 2.602′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Court St. and Church St., on the left when traveling east on Court St..
Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
2. Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker
Click for map. 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. Gen. Enoch Poor (here, next to this marker); Bergen County Court House / Bergen County Old Jail (a few steps from this marker); The Huguenots (a few steps from this marker); Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic First Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Court-House & Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Campbell Family Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Regarding Brigadier General Enoch Poor. Gen. Poor died of a fever on Sept. 8, 1780 near Hackensack. He is buried in the churchyard of the Dutch Reformed Church, a short distance from this marker. The inscription on his grave marker (see picture 4) reads:
"In Memory of the Hon'ble Brigadier Gen'l Enoch Poor of the State of New Hampshire who Departed this Life on the 8 day of Sep'tr 1780, aged 44 years.
Washington, Lafayette and a portion of the American army attended the burial of Gen. Poor.
In 1824, Lafayette
Brigadier General Enoch Poor Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
3. Brigadier General Enoch Poor Monument
This monument to Gen. Poor, a New Hampshire brigade commander and one of the heros of the Battle of Saratoga, is located across the street from the Hackensack Court House.
revisited this grave, and turning away much affected, exclaimed, Ah, that was one of my Generals.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  General Enoch Poor. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Closeup of Gen. Poor Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
4. Closeup of Gen. Poor Statue
Gen. Poor still holds the handle of a sword in his right hand, but the blade has long since disappeared.
Grave of Gen. Poor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
5. Grave of Gen. Poor
The National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
6. The National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge
Washington's Generals at Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
7. Washington's Generals at Valley Forge
Gen. Enoch Poor is listed among the Brigadier Generals on the Memorial Arch at Valley Forge.
 
 
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