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Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stark’s Brigade

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
Stark’s Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
1. Stark’s Brigade Marker
Inscription. John Stark, a New Hampshire frontiersman, fought at Bunker Hill, Trenton, and Princeton. His brigade of New Englanders defeated part of Burgoyne’s army at Bennington, the first of a series of blows which ended when Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga two months later. Many black Americans fought for the cause of independence as soldiers in this brigade.

An unknown soldier in Stark’s Brigade drew a map of the huts here. Primitive as it looks, archeologists found it so accurate that they sometimes thought they knew whose hut they were excavating.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 45.91′ N, 74° 31.073′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, along the Mt. Kemble loop trail. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the line (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Stark’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Guerin House (approx. ¾ mile away); The New York Brigade (approx. ¾ mile away); Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old Camp Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jockey Hollow (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park	 Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park

 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Mt. Kemble loop trail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
3. Marker on the Mt. Kemble loop trail
Map of Stark’s Brigade Encampment Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
4. Map of Stark’s Brigade Encampment
The map on the marker has been weathered away, but this copy appears in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
Stark’s Brigade Occupied this Slope Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Stark’s Brigade Occupied this Slope
During the winter of 1779-80, Gen. Stark's Brigade camped on this ground located in front of the marker.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 977 times since then. Last updated on December 15, 2009, by Anne DeGraaf of Morristown, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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