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Charles Fenton Mercer T-24 | Marker History

Charles Fenton Mercer Marker, T-24

Charles Fenton Mercer Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858) is buried near here in Union Cemetery. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, he was recalled to service as an aide to Virginia Governor James Barbour of Virginia in the War of 1812 and rose to the rank of brigadier general while commanding militia forces in Norfolk. A prominent attorney in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1810-1817) and in the U.S. Congress (1817-1839), where he was among the first congressmen to introduce a bill to abolish slavery. He also advocated universal public education and promoted American commerce.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/06/06
Year On Marker: 2006
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Region: Northern Virginia Region
Geographic Location: Loudoun County
Physical Description of Location: Leesburg, VA 20176. Located on North King Street (Hwy 15), 0.6 miles north of the intersection of North King Street (Hwy 15) and Loudoun Street Southwest. Marker is on the left when traveling north on North King Street (Hwy 15).
GPS Location: 39.121005,-77.562096
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