Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Connecticut Line
Morristown National Historical Park
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.”
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
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.)
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