The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777 by John Trumball.
TO ARMS! As you may recall, late last year, part of the ground where George Washington led that storied charge was being cleared in preparation for a faculty housing complex for the Institute for Advanced Study, a private independent academic institution. Thanks to the support of concerned citizens and members like you, the Institute and the Civil War Trust have reached an agreement to preserve the site of George Washington's famous counterattack—but we again need your help to do it. We now have the unprecedented opportunity to save 15 acres where George Washington and our nation’s first citizen soldiers fought, increasing the size of the Princeton Battlefield State Park by 16 percent. Land that was once as good as lost can now be protected if we act now. Help us preserve George Washington’s legacy and save Princeton! Click here to show your support!
George Washington at the Battle of Princeton by Charles Willson Peale
Today, new battles...
The Thomas Clarke House under attack from "the elements" and the iconic Mercer Oak is being threatened by disease. Now, we must honor the sacrifices of those who fought here and preserve their memories and this sacred land.
We hope you enjoy learning more about the Battle of Princeton, The Princeton Battlefield Society and how you can play a part in protecting this cherished piece of United States history.
"Parade with me my brave fellows!"
~ General George Washington during the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777
Welcome to the Princeton Battlefield Area Preservation Society. We are an IRS 501(c) 3 non-profit charity created in 1971 to protect and preserve the Princeton Battlefield and the state of New Jersey's Officially Recognized Friends' Organization Our goal is to save thissacred and hallowed battlefield.
What Makes The Princeton Battlefield So Important?
The Battle of Princeton was the site where:
On the morning of January 3, 1777, brave soldiers beat the odds and defeated the world's only super power. They fought to create a nation based on freedom and democracy, not for themselves, but for future generations.
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