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Near Bernardsville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Revolutionary Winter

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
A Revolutionary Winter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
1. A Revolutionary Winter Marker
Inscription. Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the suffering and devotion of Washington’s army during the severest winter of the Revolution when these woods gave shelter, fuel, and water – but precious little else.

That winter of bitter cold, blocked roads, short rations, late pay, and scant clothes marked the difference between … the regulation soldier that is familiar and the actual cold, hungry soldier.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 44.638′ N, 74° 33.837′ W. Marker is near Bernardsville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of the Morristown National Historical Park, along a hiking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardsville NJ 07924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Jersey Brigade (here, next to this marker); A Warm Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trash Pit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); RHIP (about 400 feet away); A Haven From Everyday Life
New Jersey Brigade Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
2. New Jersey Brigade Markers
Two markers are found at this location on the New Jersey Brigade Trail. The "Revolutionary Winter" marker is on the right.
(approx. ¼ mile away); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Childs (approx. 1.4 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernardsville.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a map of Morristown National Historical Park. The bottom of the marker features pictures of a Continental Soldier in a regulation uniform and another in whatever clothing he could improvise to protect himself from the bitter winter at Morristown.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers on Morristown Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
3. Markers on Morristown Walking Trail
The New Jersey Brigade Trail passes the remains of the 1779-80 campsite of the Continental troops from New Jersey.
New Jersey Brigade Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
4. New Jersey Brigade Area
The marker is located in the New Jersey Brigade Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, off Jockey Hollow Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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