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This impressive large memorial commemorates the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolution. On the front is a large bas relief sculpture depicting General George Washington on his horse inspired by Lady Liberty leading his troops to victory and also the death of General Hugh Mercer. On the back side is an inscription describing the inspirational victory achieved by Washington here, which was composed by Andrew Fleming West. The seal of the United States and the thirteen original colonies adorn the sides of the monument. There are also smaller memorials around the monument that commemorate the US Marines who fought at Princeton, Captain Daniel Neil and the New Jersey Patriots, and Colonel John Haslet. The monument was designed by sculptor Frederick MacMonnies and architect Thomas Hastings and dedicated in 1922 in the presence of President Warren G. Harding.

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