Hugh Mercer. Hugh Mercer (16 January 1726 – 12 January 1777) was a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He fought in the New York and New Jersey campaign and was mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton . He was born in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and studied medicine at the University of ...
General Hugh Mercer. Hugh Mercer was a doctor who emigrated to America, fought in the Seven Years War, and died in the American Revolution. He was a colonel alongside George Washington and a close friend until his death.
Hugh Mercer. Title Brigadier General. War & Affiliation Revolutionary War / Patriot. Date of Birth - Death January 17, 1726 - January 12, 1777. Hugh Mercer was born in 1726 to Ann Monro and William Mercer, a Presbyterian Minister, near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He earned his doctorate in medicine at the University of Aberdeen and, later, served ...
As his own family grew, Dr. Mercer arranged to purchase George Washington’s boyhood-home, Ferry Farm. However, as tensions amplified with Great Britain, Virginia prepared for war. Hugh Mercer was a clear-cut choice for senior leadership in both his state’s and the new nation’s military forces.
On January 12, 1777, American Brigadier General Hugh Mercer dies from the seven bayonet wounds he received during the Battle of Princeton. Mercer’s military service ranged over two continents...
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Hugh Mercer was a soldier and physician who fought for a Virginia regiment during the American Revolution (1775–1783). Born in Scotland, where he earned a medical degree at the University of Aberdeen, Mercer took up arms on behalf of the Stuart claim to the English throne.
Hugh Weedon Mercer (November 27, 1808 – June 9, 1877) was an officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War.
By the mid-1770s, Hugh Mercer was one of the largest landowners in the Fredericksburg area. He owned three lots totaling five and a half acres in the town of Fredericksburg, plus two homes and a stable. He purchased the 600-acre Ferry Farm, George’s boyhood home, from the Washington family.
John Trumbull. Interwoven into America’s beginnings, the Mercer family has been witness to glorious triumphs and treacherous defeats. Our tale of two Mercers lends itself to two specific fellows. On one hand, there is the gallant Hugh Mercer of the American Revolution. On the other hand, is his like-named grandson, Hugh Weedon Mercer, of the ...