Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A heritage of hearths
Morristown National Historical Park
The rest of the encampment vanished decades ago, victims of disuse and decay. These huts are copies, based partly on the ghosts of post holes and foundation logs still found in the ground. But only the hearths survived just as they were then.
The little mementos – buttons, knives, pipe stems – have all been sifted out of the ground and studied to recapture the life of Washington’s soldiers.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
Location. 40° 46.5′ N, 74° 32.071′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, on the yellow trail behind the reconstructed soldier huts. 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. Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 400 feet away); Guards (about 700 feet away); The Grand Parade Inspections (about 700 feet away); The Pennsylvania Line (about 700 feet away); Settling in (about 700 feet away); A Revolutionary Winter (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of two soldiers building a hearth inside of a soldier hut.
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 •
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