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

Continental Army Encampment

1779 - - - 1780

 
 
Continental Army Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Continental Army Encampment Marker
Inscription.
Brig. Gen. Henry Knox
in command of the artillery of the Continental Army used the field now covered by these ponds as pasture for the artillery horses. His soldiers lived in log huts erected on the hillside to the west. Nine brigades of the Continental Army were hutted in Jockey Hollow.
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General Washington
occupied the
Ford Mansion on Morris Avenue
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The troops were in Morristown from
December 1, 1779 to June 23, 1780.

 
Location. 40° 47.991′ N, 74° 29.587′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnham Pkwy and Washington Street, on the right when traveling south on Burnham Pkwy. Click for map. Marker is located in Burnham Park in Morristown. 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. Thomas Paine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morristown Military Memorial (about 300 feet away); Timothy Mills House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park of Artillery (approx. mile away); Continental Army Encampment at Morristown
Marker in Burnham Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker in Burnham Park
(approx. mile away); Iron (approx. half a mile away); The Upper Redoubt (approx. half a mile away); Fort Nonsense (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on June 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on June 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Continental Army Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Continental Army Encampment Marker
Marker is located on the site where Gen. Knox set up the Artillery Park during the Continental Army's 1779-80 encampment.
Gen. Henry Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Gen. Henry Knox Marker
The pond seen in the background was a field in the 18th century, which Gen. Knox used to stable the artillery horses.
Burnham Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Burnham Park
Marker is on a chimney located in Morristown's Burnham Park, on the corner of Burnham Pkwy and Washington Street.
Soldier Huts in Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
6. Soldier Huts in Jockey Hollow
The Continental Army spent the winter of 1779-80 in huts like these in Jockey Hollow.
Ford Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
7. Ford Mansion
Gen. George Washington used this house as his headquarters during the Continental Army's encampment of 1779-80. It is located about a mile from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,061 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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