Bernardsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Warm Fire
Morristown National Historical Park
The hearth provided the hut’s only comfort: a warm fire. Food ran out. Many men had no shoes and some had no clothes. Even bedding straw was in short supply – but there was a fire.
Soldiers’ huts were all alike – one room, one hearth, one door, six bunks, and 12 men – all the huts lined up in neat rows. Most of the soldiers’ huts were ready by Christmas.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 40° 44.608′ N, 74° 33.807′ W. Marker is in Bernardsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of the Morristown National Historical Park, along a hiking trail. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Trash Pit (a few steps from this marker); RHIP (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Jersey Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); A Revolutionary Winter (within shouting distance of this marker); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. ¼ mile away); William Childs (approx. 1.4 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernardsville.
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a picture of two soldiers warming themselves in front of the hearth.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.