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

The New Jersey Brigade

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
The New Jersey Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
1. The New Jersey Brigade Marker
Inscription. New Jersey soldiers enlisted early in the Revolution and fought through to the end. The war took them to Canada in the beginning and Yorktown at the end, but most of their service was nearer home.

The brigade camped here during the winter of 1779-1780. The trail – 20 minutes – passes some remains of the camp.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 44.638′ N, 74° 33.837′ W. Marker is near Bernardsville, New Jersey, in Morris County. Click for map. Marker is in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of the Morristown National Historical Park, along a hiking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Mendham NJ 07945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Revolutionary Winter (here, next to this marker); A Warm Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trash Pit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); RHIP (about 400 feet away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. mile away); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Childs (approx. 1.4 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bernardsville.
 
More about this marker.
Markers in Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
2. Markers in Jockey Hollow
Two markers are found at this location on the NJ Brigade hiking trail. The New Jersey Brigade marker is the one on the left in this photo.
The left of the marker contains a map indicating battles and encampments in which the New Jersey Brigade participated. These include Canada 1775-1776, Wyoming Valley 1779, Morristown 1779-1780, Valley Forge 1777-1778, Germantown 1777, Brandywine Creek 1777 and Yorktown 1781. The background of the marker features a scene of a hut village in winter.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers in the New Jersey Brigade Unit image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
3. Markers in the New Jersey Brigade Unit
The New Jersey Brigade were the last soldiers to arrive at the encampment during the winter of 1779-80. They started building their huts on December 17th and moved in on Christmas day.
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
4. New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site
This hearth is all that remains of a hut that was used during the bitter winter of 1779-80 by 12 of the 900 soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade.
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
5. New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site
The huts used by the soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade were built in neat lines. Hearths of two of the huts can be seen in this photo.
New Jersey Brigade Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
6. New Jersey Brigade Area
The marker is located in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, off Jockey Hollow Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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