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

RHIP

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
RHIP Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2008
1. RHIP Marker
Inscription. RHIP – Rank Hath Its Privileges – bigger huts, more privacy, two fireplaces – the normal social distinctions of the day.

But officers and men worked together to build the huts and the soldiers’ huts were built first. Some officers were still in tents as late as February.

After two centuries only the hearths remain. Decay took the hut, and archeologists have the few artifacts that were found for study and preservation.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 44.593′ N, 74° 33.788′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the right 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: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Trash Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); A Warm Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Jersey Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park
A Revolutionary Winter (about 400 feet away); New Jersey 7th Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); A Haven From Everyday Life (approx. ¼ mile away); William Childs (approx. 1.3 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a picture of a Continental officer in the doorway, being saluted by a soldier.
 
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
 
Markers at the New Jersey Brigade Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
3. Markers at the New Jersey Brigade Site
The RHIP marker is one of several located in the New Jersey Brigade encampment area in Morristown National Historical Park.
Hearth Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
4. Hearth Remains
This hearth is the remains of a soldiers' hut that was occupied by New Jersey troops during the 1779-80 winter encampment.
Officers Hut image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
5. Officers Hut
This reconstructed officer's hut is located in the Pennsylvania Brigade's encampment site at Jockey Hollow.
New Jersey Brigade Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2008
6. 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 October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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