Hugh Mercer Monument

 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia

The Hugh Mercer Monument, a bronze statue by sculptor Edward Valentine, was erected in 1906 by the U.S. Government. 

Photo of the Hugh Mercer Monument Fredericksburg, Virginia“SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HUGH MERCER, BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES. HE DIED ON THE 12TH JANUARY, 1777 OF THE WOUNDS HE RECEIVED ON THE 2ND OF THE SAME MONTH. NEAR PRINCETOWN, IN NEW JERSEY, BRAVELY DEFENDING THE LIBERTIES OF AMERICA, THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES IN TESTIMONY OF HIS VIRTUES, AND THEIR GRATITUDE, HAVE CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED.”

Hugh Mercer’s grandson was Hugh Weedon Mercer a Confederate General in the Civil War and General George S. Patton was a great, great grandson of Hugh Mercer.

Dr. Hugh Mercer practiced medicine and kept an Apothecary Shop in Fredericksburg before joining the Revolutionary army.  Dr.  Mercer was good friend of George Washington.