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

Guards

 
 
Guards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Guards Marker
Inscription.
Each day’s guard reported here for inspection, a short drill, and the daily parole and countersign. From here they relieved the previous day’s guard.

The camp guard – 27 men from every 2 regiments – surrounded Jockey Hollow with a chain of sentinels. A picket guard – 2 officers and 50 men – assembled daily and “lay on their arms” waiting for orders.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 32.078′ 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. The Grand Parade (here, next to this marker); Inspections (here, next to this marker); A heritage of hearths (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officer’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); Soldier’s Hut [Replica] (about 800 feet away); The Pennsylvania Line
Marker at Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker at Jockey Hollow
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Settling in (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Revolutionary Winter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harding.
 
Regarding Guards. The left of the marker features two continental guards standing at attention. The right of the marker has a line of marching soldiers.
 
Also see . . .  Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers at the Grand Parade image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
3. Markers at the Grand Parade
Several markers are located at this site in Morristown National Historical Park. The Guards marker is the one on right.
Grand Parade image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
4. Grand Parade
The original Grand Parade at Jockey Hollow was located beyond this open ground, in the woods to the north (in the direction of the photo). It was 400 yards long and 100 yards wide – six times the size of this clearing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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