Daily Archives: September 4, 2016

Clarke House – Princeton Battlefield – part 2

The Thomas Clarke House was built in 1772.  This is the place were General Hugh Mercer died 9 days after being wounded in the Princeton Battle under an oak tree (per legend).

Clarke House has been setup as a Museum with artifacts that have been found on the grounds and in the general area of the Battlefield.



The Mercer Oak

This is the location where General Hugh Mercer was shot per legend.  The original tree collapsed of old age in March of 2000.   In 2001 an acorn was planted next the location of the original tree.

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Greek Columns in NJ?

I rode past these columns a week ago but was not able to stop and take any pictures or find out why there are Greek columns in Princeton, New Jersey.

So Traci and I decided to take another ride up to Princeton to see what it is all about. It turns out this is all that remains of Mercer Manor.  Per the historian that we spoke with, the columns were originally in Philadelphia, PA but were moved to this location in Princeton around 1900 and name Mercer Manor after General Mercer, who was wounded in battle on this field, Princeton Battlefield.

The Princeton Battlefield was where the Red Coats (British Army) fought the Blue Coats (American Army) in the Revolutionary War.  The Battle of Princeton was fought on this location January 3, 1777.


There will be a few more post coming from my visit to the Princeton Battlefield.

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