General Hugh Mercer

Died aged c. 51

Hugh Mercer (16 January 1726 – 12 January 1777) was a Scottish soldier and physician who participated in the Seven Years' War and American Revolution. He initially served with the Jacobite forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and with the British forces during the Seven Years' War, and later became a brigadier general in the American Continental Army and a close friend to George Washington. Mercer died as a result of his wounds received at the Battle of Princeton and became a fallen hero as well as a rallying symbol of the American Revolution.

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Hugh Mercer 1726-1777 Jacobite and General in the American Revolutionary War was educated in this college

Quadrangle, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom where they was educated