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Park of Artillery

 
 
Park of Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
1. Park of Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Artillery Brigade Cantonment
commanded by General Henry
Knox hutted near this site
during second winter encamp-
ment of Continental Army in
1779 – 1780.
Morris County Heritage Commission

 
Erected 1977 by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.976′ N, 74° 29.865′ W. Marker is in Morris, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Mendham Avenue (County Route 510), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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. Continental Army Encampment at Morristown (here, next to this marker); Morristown Military Memorial (approx. mile away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. mile away); Thomas Paine (approx. mile away); Fosterfields Living Historical Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fosterfields – 1854 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Timothy Mills House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horse Head Coppers (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Marker on Mendham Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
2. Marker on Mendham Avenue
Marker is located across the street from Burnham Park, where the artillery horses were pastured.

1. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Historic Markers/Historic Preservation. Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Park of Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
3. Park of Artillery Marker
Gen. Knox lined up the artillery along this road during the 1779-80 winter encampment. The hillside behind the marker was the location of the huts of the Artillery Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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