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Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Settling in

 
 
Settling in Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Settling in Marker
Inscription.  Washington ordered all the huts to be alike, lined up neatly in rows with the soldiers in front and the officers behind. The men camped in tents until the huts were ready – Christmas time for the soldiers and January or February for the officers. Then they built the orderly huts, kitchens, and the rest. Altogether they put up over 1,000 huts in Jockey Hollow. The Pennsylvania Line had about 200 of them lined up on the hillside in front of you.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 46.466′ N, 74° 32.225′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, along the tour road. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Pennsylvania Line (here, next to this marker); A Revolutionary Winter
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(here, next to this marker); Sons of Saint Patrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Continental Army Encampment at Morristown (about 400 feet away); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 400 feet away); A heritage of hearths (about 700 feet away); Inspections (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker features a picture of many of the huts that were built at this location during the 1779-80 encampment.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park.
Several soldier and officer huts are located a short walk from the marker.
Markers at Pennsylvania Brigade Encampment Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Markers at Pennsylvania Brigade Encampment Site
The marker is one of several located at the Pennsylvania Brigade stop on the tour road at Morristown National Historical Park.
Soldier Huts in Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Soldier Huts in Jockey Hollow
The Army spent the coldest winter of the War at this encampment. Each of these huts sheltered twelve soldiers.
Officers Huts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Officers Huts
These officer huts weren't built until after all of the soldier huts were completed. Only two officers shared each of these attached huts.
Interior of Soldier Hut image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
6. Interior of Soldier Hut
This "fully furnished" soldier hut is on display at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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