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

The First Maryland Brigade

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
The First Maryland Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
1. The First Maryland Brigade Marker
Inscription. The Marylanders were ordered south in April 1780 to reinforce the garrison at Charleston, South Carolina. The New Jersey Brigade, just back from guard posts near the British lines, moved into the Maryland huts for the next three weeks.

The Jersey troops were relieved by the Continental Line, which moved into this area in May. Although the weather had improved, the rations had not. Two hungry Connecticut regiments mutinied here on May 25, 1780. Washington declared that the mutiny gave him “infinitely more concern than any thing that ever happened.”
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 46.07′ N, 74° 32.07′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Jockey Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located just after the Trail Center Parking Lot on Jockey Hollow Road in Morristown National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Camp Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Maryland Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park	 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park
in a direct line); Guards (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grand Parade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inspections (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Adam Bettin (approx. 0.4 miles away); The New York Brigade (approx. half a mile away); The Pennsylvania Line (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker shows a winter landscape of huts in the Morristown encampment.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Jockey Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
3. Jockey Hollow Marker
This photo looks south on Jockey Hollow Road, in the direction of the Visitor Center.
Morristown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
4. Morristown National Historical Park
Marker is in the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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