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

Inspections

 
 
Inspections Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
1. Inspections Marker
Inscription.
Faces and hands washed … beards close shaven…hair combed and tied if long enough … shoes clean…clothes brushed…

And cartridge boxes …. Washington worried often about cartridge boxes. Unless they kept a soldier’s powder dry, his musket was useless.

Despite every effort, cartridge boxes often fell short of standards – lack of money and shortages of leather. So … a captain inspected cartridge boxes every morning.
 
Erected by Morristown National Historical Park.
 
Location. 40° 46.381′ N, 74° 32.079′ 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); Guards (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
Marker at Jockey Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 22, 2008
2. Marker at Jockey Hollow
800 feet away); The Pennsylvania Line (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.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker features a closeup picture of a soldier’s cartridge box. The left has a picture of troops being inspected by several officers.
 
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 Inspections marker is the one to the left.
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 775 times since then and 25 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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