Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas Clarke House
Following the Battle of Princeton, the Clarke House served as a field hospital for wounded soldiers from both armies. Among those taken to the house was brigadier General Hugh Mercer, suffering from seven bayonet wounds. American and british doctors, including Dr. Benjamin Rush, cared for these wounded. Mercer died in the house nine days later tended by Major George Lewis, General Washington’s nephew.
Created by Chris Wang BSA Troop 88, Princeton, NJ - 1998
Erected by State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location. 40° 19.739′ 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 (here, next to this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Occupation of New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Moulder’s Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Institute Lands (about 500 feet away); Route of Washington’s March (about 600 feet away); Stony Brook Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Stockton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton Township.
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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