Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Oﬃcer’s Hut [Replica]
“December 15, 1779 – The men of the Regt. Moved into their Hutts. The Officers Hutts were not yet finished for the Gen’l orders were for the officers to see their men Hutted first.” – Lt. Rudolphus Van Hovenburgh, 4th NY Regiment
Washington ordered that the officer’s huts be built last; after the soldiers had moved into their huts. While the soldiers were in their huts by Christmas 1779, some officers did not move into a hut until much later. Unlike the soldier’s huts, the officers’ huts did not have required dimensions.
Erected 2016 by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 46.497′ N, 74° 32.138′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, along the tour road at the Pennsylvania Line Encampment Site. 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. Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (a few steps from this marker); A heritage of hearths (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pennsylvania Line Settling in (about 400 feet away); A Revolutionary Winter (about 400 feet away); Sons of Saint Patrick (about 500 feet away); Inspections (about 800 feet away); The Grand Parade (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harding.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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