Harding in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 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. • Military • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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 807 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.