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

Continental Army Encampment at Morristown

1777 1781

 
 
The Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
1. The Artillery Park Marker
Inscription.  
The Artillery Park

The artillery under Gen. Henry Knox and the artificers under Col. Jeduthan Baldwin were encamped on this hillside during 1779-80. The soldiers were housed in huts. The guns were parked along this road. The horses were pastured in what is now Burnham Park.

Erected by Morristown Post
Number 59 – American Legion
November 11, 1932

 
Erected 1932 by American Legion - Post Number 59.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1880.
 
Location. 40° 47.974′ N, 74° 29.869′ W. Marker is in Morris Township, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Mendham Avenue (County Route 510), on the right when traveling west. 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. Park of Artillery (here, next to this marker); Morristown Military Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental Army Encampment
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Paine (approx. ¼ mile away); Fosterfields Living Historical Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fosterfields – 1854 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Timothy Mills House (approx. half a mile away); Nutwood (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Mendham Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
2. Marker on Mendham Avenue
The marker is located across the street from Burnham Park, where the artillery horses were kept during the encampment.
Site of Knox's Artillery Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2008
3. Site of Knox's Artillery Park
Two markers for Knox's Artillery Park are found at this location.
Morristown Soldier Huts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2006
4. Morristown Soldier Huts
Huts such as these were constructed on the hillside behind the marker. These huts are located several miles south of the marker, in the Jockey Hollow Unit of the Morristown National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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