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Solebury Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army

 
 
Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2007
1. Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of the
many unknown soldiers
of the
Continental Army
who died from sickness and
exposure while encamped in
these fields before the
Battle of Trenton and were
buried at this spot
Christmas Day 1776.

 
Erected 1929 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 19.849′ N, 74° 55.978′ W. Marker is in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker can be reached from Delaware Canal Towpath 1.2 miles east of Thompson-Neely House on River Road. In the Soldiers Graves area of the Thompson's Mill section of Washington Crossing Historic Park. Located between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal towpath. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Pidcock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson-Neely House (approx. ¼ mile away); Red Cedar
Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2007
2. Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army Marker
Unknown soldiers of the Revolution in background.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Grandchild of Cambridge Elm (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Nakashima (approx. 1.3 miles away); Goat Hill Overlook (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Howell Living History Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Jersey); Henry Phillips House (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solebury Township.
 
Also see . . .  Soldiers Graves - U.S. History.org. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Washington's Crossing; Delaware Canal; Thompson-Neely House
 
Captain James Moore image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2007
3. Captain James Moore
Served in Lamb's Company, New York Artillery - is the only known grave in the soldiers burying ground.
Entrance to Soldiers Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 9, 2008
4. Entrance to Soldiers Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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