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Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton

 
 
Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, August 2008
1. Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker
Inscription.  
Near here lie buried the
American and British officers
and soldiers
who fell in the Battle of Princeton
January 3rd, 1777

Here freedom stood by slaughtered friend and foe, and ere the wrath paled or that sunset died, looked through the ages; then, with eyes aglow, laid them to wait that future, side by side.
                              Alfred Noyes
                              1880 – 1958
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1777.
 
Location. 40° 20.038′ N, 74° 40.635′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. This marker is in the ground at the back of a large field in the Princeton Battlefield State Park. It's not far from a portico left as a monument to the battle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Hallowed Ground
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Colonnade and Gravesite (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mercer Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Moulder’s Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, August 10, 2008
2. Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker
Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, August 2008
3. Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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