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Continental Army Encampment

1778-79

 
 
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By Thomas R. D'Amico, August 11, 2016
1. Continental Army Encampment 1778-79 Marker
Inscription. Two brigades of the Pennsylvania Line commanded by Major General Arthur St. Clair and General William Irvine encamped in the area during the 1778-79 Middlebrook Cantonment.

Late in November 1778, General George Washington decided to move three divisions of his army, along with the artillery brigade into winter quarters below the Blue Hills (Watchung Mountains). They included the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania divisions. Because the Pennsylvanian units were the last to arrive, Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene assigned them the best remaining campsites on the south side of the Raritan River.
 
Erected 2016 by Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 40° 32.452′ N, 74° 35.745′ W. Marker is in Manville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 11th Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Manville Public Library which is part of the Somerset County Library System. http://www.somerset.lib.nj.us/manville.htm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South 10th Avenue, Manville NJ 08835, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured

Continental Army Encampment 1778-79 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas R. D'Amico, August 11, 2016
2. Continental Army Encampment 1778-79 Marker
as the crow flies. American Revolution Army Encampent (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Frederick Frelinghuysen Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Derrick Van Veghten House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lock No. 10 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Somerset Hotel (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Somerset County Historic Marker Program coordinated by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Continental Army Encampment 1778-79 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas R. D'Amico, August 11, 2016
3. Continental Army Encampment 1778-79 Marker
 
 
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