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General Hugh Mercer

 
 
General Hugh Mercer Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
1. General Hugh Mercer Plaque
Inscription. In memory of General Hugh Mercer. Born in Scotland, Colonel on General Forbes Expedition against Fort Duquesne 1758, Commander at Fort Pitt 1759, Colonel 3rd Virginia Regiment 1776, Brigadier General Continental Army 1776, killed in the Battle of Princeton 1777.
 
Erected 1917 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Pennsylvania Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 41° 13.632′ N, 80° 14.341′ W. Marker is in Mercer, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on North Diamond Street 0 miles east of Perry Highway (U.S. 19). Touch for map. Located on the right column support of the Mercer County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mercer PA 16137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mercer County (here, next to this marker); The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School (a few steps from this marker); Johnston Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Clay Furnace (approx. 7.6 miles away); Neshannock Potato (approx. 8.1 miles away); Westminster College (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cunningham Memorial Park (approx. 9.4 miles away); "Freedom Road" (approx. 10.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercer.
 
Also see . . .
General Hugh Mercer Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. General Hugh Mercer Plaque
Mercer County Courthouse

1. American Revolution - General Hugh Mercer. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Hugh Mercer at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Hugh Mercer, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)
3. Hugh Mercer, Jr.
(Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777), 1791. Graphite on off-white laid paper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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