Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Each day’s guard reported here for inspection, a short drill, and the daily parole and countersign. From here they relieved the previous day’s guard.
The camp guard – 27 men from every 2 regiments – surrounded Jockey Hollow with a chain of sentinels. A picket guard – 2 officers and 50 men – assembled daily and “lay on their arms” waiting for orders.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 32.078′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, along the tour road. 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. The Grand Parade (here, next to this marker); Inspections (here, next to this marker); A heritage of hearths (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); The Pennsylvania Line Settling in (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Revolutionary Winter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
Regarding Guards. The left of the marker features two continental guards standing at attention. The right of the marker has a line of marching soldiers.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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