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

On the line

Morristown National Historical Park

 
 
On the line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
1. On the line Marker
Inscription. Between here and the British army in New York City lay a land of divided loyalty. Washington kept several brigades patrolling out there “on the line.” The soldiers never knew who was Patriot and who was Tory. And mistakes could be fatal.

The Watchung Mountains took no sides but divided the armies from one another – them from us and us from them. Patrolling “on the line” meant patrolling the Watchung Mountains – mostly.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 45.902′ N, 74° 31.081′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Jockey Hollow Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park, along the Mt. Kemble loop 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 walking distance of this marker. Stark’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Stark’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Stark’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park
marker); Remembering the Past: Stark’s Brigade Monument circa 1900 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Guerin House (approx. ¾ mile away); The New York Brigade (approx. ¾ mile away); Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Mt. Kemble loop trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
3. Marker on the Mt. Kemble loop trail
New England troops under Gen. John Stark camped in this vicinity during the winter of 1779-80.
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. View from the Marker
There were much fewer trees during the winter encampment of 1779-80. This site gave the Continental troops a commanding view of the British in Newark, Perth Amboy and New Brunswick, NJ and New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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