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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day


     In the past few days in advance of Memorial Day, I featured an unknown soldier buried at Washington's Crossing State Park in Pennsylvania, and Elijah Holcombe of the Continental Line, buried in Lambertville.

     Above is the grave of John Phillips, buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.  At the time of the Revolution, this area was known as Maidenhead.  His grave indicates he served as an ensign in the Second New Jersey Regiment.  Born in 1757, he would have been 18 at the time of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.  For a history of the Regiment, see the piece by John U. Rees, Second New Jersey Regimental Historian, found at  http://www.2nj.org/documents/history_of_the_jersey_brigade.pdf.

     

     



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