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Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Hugh Mercer

1726-1777

 
 
General Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
1. General Hugh Mercer Marker
Inscription. Fort Lee was constructed by General Mercer on October 18, 1776 on orders from General George Washington. Originally called Fort Constitution, it was re-christened Fort Lee in honor of General Charles Lee, second in command of the Continental Army, by orders of General George Washington. Monument Park was the campgrounds for the Continental Army troops. General Mercer was killed at the Battle of Princeton on January 12, 1777.
 
Erected 2004 by Borough of Fort Lee.
 
Location. 40° 50.919′ N, 73° 58.166′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Palisade Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the southern entrance to Monument Park on Palisade Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Nathaniel Greene (here, next to this marker); General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Paine
Marker at Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
2. Marker at Monument Park
Monument Park is the site of Continental Army encampment in 1776.
(within shouting distance of this marker); General John “Black Jack” Pershing (within shouting distance of this marker); General Henry Knox (within shouting distance of this marker); General Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This set of markers is located in Fort Lee’s Monument Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Hugh Mercer. American Revolution. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Monument Park. The Borough of Fort Lee website. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Fort Washington. The American Revolution. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2008
3. Soldiers of the American Revolution Monument
Monument Park, where the Continental Army camped during the Battle of New York, is home to a number of markers and monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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