Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Trash Pit
Morristown National Historical Park
Archeologists removed everything – a meager collection. The army’s supplies gave out. At times the men ate bark or shoes, if they had shoes (and many didn’t). Yet, there was still a trash pit.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 44.598′ N, 74° 33.806′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris 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. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Warm Fire (a few steps from this marker); RHIP (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Revolutionary Winter (about 300 feet away); 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).
More about this marker. The marker contains images of various object recovered from the trash pit, such as pottery fragments, animal bones, buckles, musket balls and a bayonet.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.