Bernardsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Warm Fire
Morristown National Historical Park
The hearth provided the hut’s only comfort: a warm fire. Food ran out. Many men had no shoes and some had no clothes. Even bedding straw was in short supply – but there was a fire.
Soldiers’ huts were all alike – one room, one hearth, one door, six bunks, and 12 men – all the huts lined up in neat rows. Most of the soldiers’ huts were ready by Christmas.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
Location. 40° 44.608′ N, 74° 33.807′ W. Marker is in Bernardsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of the Morristown National Historical Park, along a hiking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardsville NJ 07924, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Trash Pit (a few steps from this marker); RHIP (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Jersey Brigade (within shouting A Revolutionary Winter (within shouting distance of this marker); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. ¼ mile away); William Childs (approx. 1.4 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bernardsville.
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a picture of two soldiers warming themselves in front of the hearth.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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