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

The Connecticut Line

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
The Connecticut Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
1. The Connecticut Line Marker
Inscription. The Connecticut Line camped here until February when Washington sent them to guard against British raids near Staten Island. When they returned to Jockey Hollow in May, they moved into huts of the Maryland Brigades, which had just gone south.

Joseph Plumb Martin joined the army in the spring of 1777 and stayed with it until 1783. Years later he wrote the only known reminiscences of the Morristown winter by a private.

A four-day blizzard in January 1780 closed all roads to Jockey Hollow, preventing supplies from reaching the camp.

“We were absolutely, literally starved . . . I did not put a single morsel of victuals into my mouth for four days and as many nights, except a little black birch bark which I gnawed off a stick of wood, if that can be called victuals.”
Joseph Plumb Martin

 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 45.623′ N, 74° 32.369′ 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, on the Grand Loop Trail, just north of the Mendham
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park
Road 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. Handís Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Aqueduct Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Adam Bettin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wick Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Wick Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wick Farm Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Second Maryland Brigade (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
 
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 in Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
3. Marker in Jockey Hollow
Marker on the Grand Loop Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
4. Marker on the Grand Loop Trail
The Grand Loop Trail can be seen in this photo. This 6½ mile trail completely encircles the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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