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Related Historical MarkersMarkers in New Jersey related to General Mercer's mortal wounding and death.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
The Mercer Oak in full glory
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
|The Mercer Oak was named for Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, who fought and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777. The white oak is believed to have been here at the time of the American Revolution.
A legend says that . . . — — Map (db m166095) HM|
|To the memory of General Hugh Mercer, the revered martyr of American Independence.
Born in Scotland about 1720. Educated as a physician. Emigrated to America 1747. Was appointed by Congress June 5, 1776, a brigadier general in the American Army. . . . — — Map (db m10081) HM|
|Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Soldier – Patriot – Physician for whom Fort Mercer was named in the spring of 1777 Born 1725, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Died Jan. 12, 1777, Princeton, N.J. Presented October 25, 1970 to the County of . . . — — Map (db m13406) HM|