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By Bill Coughlin, December 12, 2009
Marker in Jockey Hollow
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — A heritage of hearthsMorristown National Historical Park
Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Line built these hearths in the winter of 1779-1780. The rest of the encampment vanished decades ago, victims of disuse and decay. These huts are copies, based partly on the ghosts of post holes and foundation logs . . . — Map (db m25542) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — A Revolutionary Winter
Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the suffering of the Continental Army during the terrible winter encampment of 1779-1780. It commemorates also the ability and leadership of George Washington. The main part of Washington’s army . . . — Map (db m8600) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — A Trash PitMorristown National Historical Park
Even in times of severest want, there are trash pits. What else can you do with the occasional bone? Or the inevitable broken oddments? Wreckage of a chicken or a beef, a pipe or a musket? Archeologists removed everything – a meager . . . — Map (db m12111) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Anderson Woods
These fifteen wooded acres were purchased by Joyce and Edgar Anderson in 1950 and permanently preserved through their generosity in partnership with Harding Land Trust, Harding Township and New Jersey Audobon Society. The beauty of the land inspired . . . — Map (db m36856) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Captain Adam Bettin
In memory of Captain Adam Bettin Shot in the Mutiny Jan.1, 1781. Erected by the Morristown Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m8860) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Guards
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 . . . — Map (db m8808) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Hand’s BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
Edward Hand of Pennsylvania was a physician before the war. His brigade consisted of two Pennsylvania regiments and two Canadian. The Canadians joined the American army during the 1775-76 invasion of Canada. In 1780-81, Pennsylvania troops . . . — Map (db m8867) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Inspections
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. . . . — Map (db m8809) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Jockey Hollow
In the winter of 1779-80 coldest of the War the Patriot Army camped in these hills, smaller forces stayed until 1782. — Map (db m8593) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Mt. Kemble-Glen Alpin
1847 Gothic Revival villa, “Mount Kemble,” built for Henry and Frances Duer Hoyt on the site of the house of colonial official Peter Kemble, reluctant host to Continental Army. Renamed “Glen Alpin” by David H. McAlpin in . . . — Map (db m8594) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Officer’s Hut [Replica]
December 15, 1779 – The men of the Regt. Moved into their Hutts. The Officers Hutts were not yet finished for the Gen’l orders were for the officers to see their men Hutted first.” – Lt. Rudolphus Van Hovenburgh, . . . — Map (db m96329) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — On the lineMorristown National Historical Park
Between here and the British army in New York City lay a land of divided loyalty. Washington kept several brigades patrolling out there “on the line.” The soldiers never knew who was Patriot and who was Tory. And mistakes could be fatal. . . . — Map (db m25535) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — RHIPMorristown National Historical Park
RHIP – Rank Hath Its Privileges – bigger huts, more privacy, two fireplaces – the normal social distinctions of the day. But officers and men worked together to build the huts and the soldiers’ huts were built first. Some officers . . . — Map (db m12113) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — RoadsMorristown National Historical Park
Today the Mendham-Elizabethtown Road looks about as the army found it. The highways then were rivers and the sea. Roads – usually short and rough – led to water. Jockey Hollow Road, a little improved today for motor vehicles, led farmers . . . — Map (db m8866) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Settling in
Washington ordered all the huts to be alike, lined up neatly in rows with the soldiers in front and the officers behind. The men camped in tents until the huts were ready – Christmas time for the soldiers and January or February for the . . . — Map (db m8598) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Soldier’s Hut [Replica]
December 19, 1779 – For two weeks we have been very diligently employed in building our Hutts. The weather has been rather against us, but we have got our buildings almost finished and find ‘em very comfortable – so that . . . — Map (db m96325) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Sons of Saint PatrickThe Irish at Jockey Hollow — Morristown National Historical Park —
Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1780 was “ . . . ushered in with Music and the hoisting of Colours, exhibiting the 13 Stripes, the favorite Harp, and an Inscription, declaring in Capitals, THE INDEPENDENCE OF IRELAND.” – The . . . — Map (db m32684) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Stark’s Brigade
Stark’s Brigade occupied this slope. — Map (db m25540) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Stark’s BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
John Stark, a New Hampshire frontiersman, fought at Bunker Hill, Trenton, and Princeton. His brigade of New Englanders defeated part of Burgoyne’s army at Bennington, the first of a series of blows which ended when Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga . . . — Map (db m25565) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Connecticut LineMorristown National Historical Park
The Connecticut Line camped here until February when Washington sent them to guard against British raids near Staten Island. When they returned to Jockey Hollow in May, they moved into huts of the Maryland Brigades, which had just gone south. . . . — Map (db m25534) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The First Maryland BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
The Marylanders were ordered south in April 1780 to reinforce the garrison at Charleston, South Carolina. The New Jersey Brigade, just back from guard posts near the British lines, moved into the Maryland huts for the next three weeks. The Jersey . . . — Map (db m12101) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Grand Parade
A focal point of the sprawling “log cabin city” at Jockey Hollow was the Grand Parade. Each day, guard details assembled here for inspection, and General Orders from Washington’s headquarters were distributed. This was also the site of . . . — Map (db m8599) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Guerin HouseMorristown National Historical Park
When Washington’s soldiers camped in Jockey Hollow, they occupied parts of blacksmith Joshua Guerin’s land. Parts of this house stood here then. — Map (db m8819) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The New York BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
1779, summer in upstate New York … campaigning against Indian allies of Britain. 1780, winter – Morristown, camping near here. 1781, fall – Yorktown, Va. Witnessing the British surrender. — Map (db m8818) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Old Camp RoadMorristown National Historical Park
When the population of Jockey Hollow jumped from two or three farmers to 10,000 soldiers, the army had to build some roads. This is one of them, running between two pre-Revolutionary roads; the Jockey Hollow Road and the Basking Ridge Road. You can . . . — Map (db m11895) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Pennsylvania Line
The First and Second Pennsylvania Brigades – the Pennsylvania Line – was the backbone of Washington’s army. From the invasion of Canada in 1775 to the victory at Yorktown in 1781 Pennsylvania troops served in almost every major battle. . . . — Map (db m8597) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Second Maryland BrigadeMorristown National Historical Park
Like all the brigades at Jockey Hollow, the Marylanders faced shortages of supplies and provisions. Baron von Steuben, the army’s inspector general, noted their condition in January 1780: “The Cloathing is in very bad order for want of . . . — Map (db m12104) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Wick FarmMorristown National Historical Park
Henry Wick lived here. His main cash crop – several hundred trees – fixed him more comfortably than most New Jersey farmers of his day. Suddenly in December, 1779, 10,000 hungry soldiers became his guests. Many of them camped on his . . . — Map (db m8822) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — The Wick Farm
Henry Wick’s prosperous 1,400-acre farm yielded a bounty typical of this area: wheat, corn, hay, rye, and timber. Orchards provided apples for cider; a kitchen garden near the house produced vegetables. Then Washington’s army arrived. For three . . . — Map (db m72805) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8903) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Harding — Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown
By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January – 1777 -------------- Erected by the D-A-R — Map (db m8905) HM

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