Morris in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Continental Army Encampment at Morristown
The artillery under Gen. Henry Knox and the artificers under Col. Jeduthan Baldwin were encamped on this hillside during 1779-80. The soldiers were housed in huts. The guns were parked along this road. The horses were pastured in what is now Burnham Park.
Number 59 – American Legion
November 11, 1932
Erected 1932 by American Legion - Post Number 59.
Location. 40° 47.974′ N, 74° 29.869′ W. Marker is in Morris, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Mendham Avenue (County Route 510), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park of Artillery (here, next to this marker); Morristown Military Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Paine (approx. ¼ mile away); Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Fosterfields – 1854 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Timothy Mills House (approx. half a mile away); Horse Head Coppers (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Morristown National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.