General Hugh Mercer

General Hugh Mercer (HM6HU)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 19.758', W 74° 40.506'

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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. Was mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777, and died in the house now standing near this spot January 12, 1777. This tablet was erected by Mercer Engine Company No 3 of Princeton, N.J., October 1, 1897, at its semi-centennial celebration.
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HM NumberHM6HU
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Year Placed1897
Placed ByMercer Engine Company No 3 of Princeton, N.J
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 527599 N 4464357
Decimal Degrees40.32930000, -74.67510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 19.758', W 74° 40.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 19' 45.48" N, 74° 40' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 Mercer Rd, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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