Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Faces and hands washed … beards close shaven…hair combed and tied if long enough … shoes clean…clothes brushed…
And cartridge boxes …. Washington worried often about cartridge boxes. Unless they kept a soldier’s powder dry, his musket was useless.
Despite every effort, cartridge boxes often fell short of standards – lack of money and shortages of leather. So … a captain inspected cartridge boxes every morning.
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 32.079′ 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 Grand Parade (here, next to this marker); Guards (here, next to this marker); A heritage of hearths Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); A Revolutionary Winter (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pennsylvania Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Settling in (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 closeup picture of a soldier’s cartridge box. The left has a picture of troops being inspected by several officers.
Also see . . . Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.