Continental Army Encampment
Late in November 1778, General George Washington decided to move three divisions of his army, along with the artillery brigade into winter quarters below the Blue Hills (Watchung Mountains). They included the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania divisions. Because the Pennsylvanian units were the last to arrive, Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene assigned them the best remaining campsites on the south side of the Raritan River.
Erected 2016 by Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Location. 40° 32.452′ N, 74° 35.745′ W. Marker is in Manville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 11th Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Manville Public Library which is part of the Somerset County Library System. http://www.somerset.lib.nj.us/manville.htm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South 10th Avenue, Manville NJ 08835, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Somerset County Historic Marker Program coordinated by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.