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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hugh Mercer

 
 
Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
1. Hugh Mercer Monument
Inscription.  
Sacred to the memory of
Hugh Mercer,
Brigadier-General
in the Army of
The United States;
He died on the 12th of January, 1777,
of the wounds he received
on the 3d of same month,
near Princetown, in New Jersey,
bravely defending the
Liberties of America.
The Congress of the United States
in testimony of his virtues,
and their gratitude,
have caused this monument to be erected.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 18.256′ N, 77° 28.043′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Fauquier Street, in the median on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rogers Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Kenmore (about 300 feet away); 1922 (about 400 feet away); 1895 (about
Hugh Mercer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
2. Hugh Mercer Monument
400 feet away); 1896 (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 1896 (about 600 feet away); To the Confederate Dead (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers in New Jersey related to General Mercer's mortal wounding and death.
 
Hugh Mercer Marker at dawn image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
3. Hugh Mercer Marker at dawn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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