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Bound Brook in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Camp Ground

 
 
Washington Camp Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Washington Camp Ground Marker
Inscription. Dedicated a historic site in 1889 by citizens of the community to memorialize the encampment of Washington’s Army in 1777 and from Nov. 1778 to June 1779.

The Middlebrook encampment in New Jersey entered the National Register of Historic Places July 3, 1975.

Site owned and preserved by the Washington Camp Ground Association.
 
Erected by Washington Camp Ground Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 34.766′ N, 74° 32.227′ W. Marker was in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker was at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Cedarcrest Road, on the left when traveling north on Middlebrook Road. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1761 Middlebrook Rd, Bound Brook NJ 08805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Middlebrook (within shouting distance of this marker); Thirteen Star Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); The Council Oak (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Marker on Middlebrook Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Marker on Middlebrook Road
Washington marched his army here from Morristown on May 28, 1777. They remained here until July 2 to discourage the British from making an overland march from New Brunswick to Philadelphia.
The Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook (approx. 0.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bound Brook Library World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Frelinghuysen Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bound Brook.
 
Also see . . .  The Middlebrook Winter Encampment of Washington's Army. (Submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Missing Marker- Washington Camp Ground
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted August 16, 2014, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Middlebrook Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Middlebrook Cannon
In addition to the 1777 spring encampment, Washington's Army also camped here from December 11, 1778 through June 3, 1779.
Mill Stone at Washington's Camp Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Mill Stone at Washington's Camp Ground
This mill stone and several cannons are located near the marker.
The Wallace House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
5. The Wallace House
This Somerville house was used by Washington for six months during the winter and spring encampment of 1778-79. His wife, Martha, was with him for most of his stay. Visitors to the house included the Marquis de Lafayette, Baron Von Steuben, Alexander Hamilton and Benedict Arnold.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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