General Hugh Mercer

Died aged c. 51

Hugh Mercer (16 January 1726 – 12 January 1777) was a Scottish soldier and physician. He initially served with the Jacobite forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and with the British forces during the Seven Years' War, but later became a brigadier general in the 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