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Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brigadier General Enoch Poor

 
 
Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, March 20, 2011
1. Brigadier General Enoch Poor Marker
Inscription. Born in Andover, Mass. June 21, 1736, Enoch Poor settled in Exeter, becoming a successful merchant and ship-builder. In 1775 he was appointed colonel in the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment. Poor was at Stillwater, Saratoga and Monmouth, and served under Washington, Sullivan and Lafayette. Congress commissioned him Brigadier General in 1777. Mortally wounded in a duel he fought September 8, 1781, he was buried in the First Reformed churchyard in Hackensack, New Jersey.
 
Erected 1979 by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 131.)
 
Location. 42° 59.377′ N, 70° 56.955′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Newfields Road (New Hampshire Route 85), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter NH 03833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powder House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Powder House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. half a mile away); Second Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); Ladd-Gilman House
Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, March 20, 2011
2. Wider View
(approx. half a mile away); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Revolutionary Capital (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Exeter.
 
Regarding Brigadier General Enoch Poor. Whether this prominent patriot and Revolutionary War general died as the result of a fever or a duel is a matter of dispute. Also, most sources give his date of death as September 8, 1780 (not 1781).
 
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 . . .  Brief biography. War record of Enoch Poor. (Submitted on March 24, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker Alert! image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, March 20, 2011
3. Marker Alert!
The State of New Hampshire doesn’t want you to miss this one. The marker itself is just beyond the yellow school sign, on the same side of the road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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