Princeton Battlefield State Park

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Princeton Battlefield State Park


Location:On Mercer Road (Princeton Pike) in Princeton, 1.5 miles south of Princeton University and 3.8 miles north of I-295/95.
Facilities:Historic sites, trails.
Activities:Historical programs, cross-country skiing, birdwatching.
Special Features:Park commemorates the historic Battle of Princeton, fought on January 3, 1777, in which General George Washington won his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. In addition to the battlefield, the park includes the Clarke House Museum, a state historic site containing period furniture as well as Revolutionary War exhibits, and the Ionic Colonnade designed by Thomas U. Walter (architect of the US Capitol Building), a stone patio marking the grave of 21 British and 15 American soldiers killed in the battle.
Address:500 Mercer Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone:609-921-0074
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/princeton.html
Size: 681 acres.

See other parks in New Jersey.
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George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
Hugh Mercer, mortally wounded at the battle of Princeton in the Revolutionary War.
1777: British forces are defeated by American forces at the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
Some of the topics in this first issue include a look at the Second Battle of Princeton, an article on the early military exploits of the arch-Rebel Francis Marion, the Rebels use of riflemen in Boston, the Revolutionary War Centre at Valley Forge and my favourite, the British Legion's 1780 victory over the Rebels at Lenud's Ferry.
An early ancestor, the Scotsman General Hugh Mercer, died heroically at the Battle of Princeton in 1777.
At the Battle of Princeton, Washington is reported to have said, "Parade with me, my brave fellows.