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National Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flag of Fort Mercer

 
 
Flag of Fort Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 23, 2016
1. Flag of Fort Mercer Marker
Inscription.
The Flag that flies above
is a reproduction of the Flag
of Fort Mercer

This flag was the lanyard at the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. There is no known reason the flag was designed in reverse of Old Glory.

This flag was donated and maintained
by members of:
The Ancient Order of Hiberians
The Commodore John Barry Division 1
Gloucester County, New Jersey

 
Location. 39° 52.275′ N, 75° 11.377′ W. Marker is in National Park, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Hessian Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Red Bank Battlefield Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: National Park NJ 08063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Red Bank (a few steps from this marker); Fort Mercer (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Christopher Greene (a few steps from this marker); African American Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mercer at Red Bank / Fort Mercer is Alerted
Flag of Fort Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 23, 2016
2. Flag of Fort Mercer Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in National Park.
 
Also see . . .  Red Bank Battlefield. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Flag of Fort Mercer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 23, 2016
3. Flag of Fort Mercer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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