Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonnade and Gravesite
Beyond the colonnade lies a circular stone patio and a tablet dedicated to the men who died in the Battle of Princeton. The memorial was erected in 1918, in memory of the thirty-six unknown soldiers buried nearby, including fifteen American and twenty-one British soldiers. The words engraved on the tablet are those of Alfred Noyes (1880 – 1958), taken from his poem Princeton (1917). Noyes was a visiting professor at Princeton University, and later became Poet Laureate of England.
Created by Chris Wang BSA Troop 88, Princeton, NJ - 1998
Erected by State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location. Touch for map. This mmarker is on the edge of a large open field in the Princeton Battlefield State Park. 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. The Mercer Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Hallowed Ground (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (about 600 feet away); Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton (about 700 feet away); Site of Moulder’s Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Trenton to Princeton (approx. Ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton Township.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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