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Colonel John Haslet

 
 
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1. Colonel John Haslet Marker
Inscription. A Patriot of considerable distinction, Colonel John Haslet was the Commander of Delaware's first Continental Regiment. A native of County Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America in 1757. Haslet was a graduate of the University of Glasgow, and and ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church. He was commissioned as a Captain in the Pennsylvania Militia in 1758, and was a participant in the expedition against Fort Duquesne. He later settled in Delaware and began the practice of medicine. Active in the civil affairs of his newfound home, Haslet was a leading proponent of Independence. In 1775, he was appointed as a colonel by the Continental Congress, and charged with raising the Delaware Regiment. The distinguished service of the regiment in the campaign of 1776 can be largely attributed to his inspirational leadership. With the discharge of the Delawares following the Battle of Trenton, he was attached to the staff of General Mercer. He was by Mercer's side when the General fell at Princeton, and was rallying the troops when he was killed by a British bullet. Noted for his bravery and devotion to the Cause of Liberty, Colonel John Haslet died a hero to his state and nation.

Presented in grateful appreciation by the citizens of the State of Delaware.
 
Erected by the citizens of the
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2. Colonel John Haslet and adjacent markers
State of Delaware.
 
Location. 40° 20.867′ N, 74° 39.95′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Stockton Street and Bayard Street on Stockton Street. Touch for map. 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. Princeton Battle Monument (here, next to this marker); Campsite of The Army of Louis XVI, King of France (here, next to this marker); New Jersey Patriots (here, next to this marker); Marines in the Revolution (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Princeton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The House Front (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Categories. HeroesNotable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
View of all Battle of Princeton markers and the American Flag image. Click for full size.
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3. View of all Battle of Princeton markers and the American Flag
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,369 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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