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

Continental Army Encampment at Morristown

1777 1781

 
 
Jockey Hollow Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Jockey Hollow Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Jockey Hollow Cemetery

More than one hundred Continental soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for American Liberty are buried in this cemetery. Their comrades were housed in huts along the Jockey Hollow Road.

The people of Morristown reverently erect this monument as a tribute to them and to the valor of the Continental Army whose occupancy of Jockey Hollow has hallowed this ground.

Dedicated May 30, 1932
 
Erected 1932 by People of Morristown.
 
Location. 40° 46.466′ N, 74° 32.312′ W. Marker is in Morris, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Cemetery Road and Grand Parade Road, on the right when traveling east on Cemetery Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Jockey Hollow Encampment section of Morristown National Historical Park. 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. Sons of Saint Patrick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pennsylvania Line (about 400 feet away); Settling in (about 400 feet away); A Revolutionary Winter
Marker at Jockey Hollow Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker at Jockey Hollow Encampment
Marker is located on the tour road of the Jockey Hollow section of Morristown National Historical Park, at the Pennsylvania Brigade encampment site stop.
(about 400 feet away); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (approx. 0.2 miles away); A heritage of hearths (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inspections (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Winter of 1779-80 in New Jersey. Revolutionary War Historical Article from the Sons of the American Revolution website. (Submitted on June 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park
No battles were ever fought here, but more than 100 soldiers died during the bitter winter on 1779-80. Those soldiers were buried at this site.
Continental Army Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Continental Army Encampment
This photo was taken from the location of the marker. The huts were occupied by Pennsylvania soldiers during the bitter winter of 1779-80.
Soldier Huts at Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Soldier Huts at Jockey Hollow
Huts like these sheltered about 2,000 Pennsylvania men during the 1779-80 encampment. Each hut was occupied by 12 soldiers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,172 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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