Soldiers Graves at Washington Crossing
Soldiers Graves, at Washington Crossing Historic park, is a short walk from Thompson-Neely House, across the Delaware Canal where an unknown number of Continental soldiers who died during the December 1776 encampment in Bucks County are buried. The Thompson-Neely House served as a temporary regimental army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776/1777. Ill and injured soldiers were brought to this home of the Thompson and Neely families for medical treatment and recovery. A young officer from Virginia named James Monroe, who was seriously injured during the First Battle of Trenton, convalesced here. In 1817, he became the fifth president of the United States. Wounded with Monroe was William Washington, a distant cousin of the commander-in-chief. He too recovered at this location.