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Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Hugh Mercer

 
 
General Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
1. General Hugh Mercer Marker
Inscription. To the memory of General Hugh Mercer, the revered martyr of American Independence.

Born in Scotland about 1720. Educated as a physician. Emigrated to America 1747. Was appointed by Congress June 5, 1776, a brigadier general in the American Army. Was mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777, and died in the house now standing near this spot January 12, 1777. This tablet was erected by Mercer Engine Company No 3 of Princeton, N.J., October 1, 1897, at its semi-centennial celebration.
 
Erected 1897 by Mercer Engine Company No 3 of Princeton, N.J.
 
Location. 40° 19.758′ N, 74° 40.506′ W. Marker is in Princeton Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Touch for map. This marker is in the middle of a large open area in the Princeton Battlefield State Park, close to the Thomas Clarke House. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Trenton to Princeton (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Clarke House (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Occupation of New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Moulder’s Battery
Marker on the Princeton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 28, 2009
2. Marker on the Princeton Battlefield
The Thomas Clarke House, mentioned in the marker, can be seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Institute Lands (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Route of Washington’s March (about 700 feet away); Stony Brook Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mercer Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton Township.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Princeton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2013
3. Marker on the Princeton Battlefield
A Revolutionary War encampment can be seen behind the Gen. Hugh Mercer marker.
General Hugh Mercer Marker (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 28, 2009
4. General Hugh Mercer Marker (Rear View)
This view of the marker looks west. The site of the Mercer Oak, under which Gen. Mercer was mortally wounded, can be seen in the center of the photo to the right of the flag pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 9, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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