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

The Pennsylvania Line

 
 
The Pennsylvania Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. The Pennsylvania Line Marker
Inscription. The First and Second Pennsylvania Brigades – the Pennsylvania Line – was the backbone of Washington’s army. From the invasion of Canada in 1775 to the victory at Yorktown in 1781 Pennsylvania troops served in almost every major battle.

At Monmouth, which began as an American calamity and ended no worse than a draw, Pennsylvanians held the American positions during the initial retreat until Washington put things to rights.

Anthony Wayne, who commanded the Second Brigade, wrote of his men:
I would risk my soul that they would sell their lives or liberties at too dear a rate for Britons to make any purchase.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 46.466′ N, 74° 32.225′ W. Marker is in Harding, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Grand Parade Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Morristown National Historical Park, along the tour road. 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. Settling in (here, next to this marker); A Revolutionary Winter (here, next to this marker); Sons of Saint Patrick
Marker in Morristown National Historical Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker in Morristown National Historical Park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Continental Army Encampment at Morristown (about 400 feet away); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 400 feet away); A heritage of hearths (about 700 feet away); Inspections (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
Also see . . .
1. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Mutiny of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Line. Story of the January, 1781 mutiny of the Pennsylvanians at Jockey Hollow. (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker and Soldier Huts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Marker and Soldier Huts
The Pennsylvania Line marker is at the start of the trail to the soldier huts, to the right in the photo.
Soldier Huts at Penn Brigade Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Soldier Huts at Penn Brigade Encampment
There are several huts located at the site of the Pennsylvania Brigade encampment at Morristown National Historical Park.
Interior of Soldier Hut image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
5. Interior of Soldier Hut
Twelve soldiers slept in each of the huts at the Pennsylvania Brigade encampment. This display is found in the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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