New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site

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New Jersey Brigade encampment site, Bernardsville, NJ.jpg
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New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site is located in New Jersey
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site is located in the United States
New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site
Coordinates40°44′53″N 74°33′34″W / 40.74806°N 74.55944°W / 40.74806; -74.55944Coordinates: 40°44′53″N 74°33′34″W / 40.74806°N 74.55944°W / 40.74806; -74.55944
Area320.55 acres (1.2972 km2)
Part ofMorristown National Historical Park (#66000053[1])
NJRHP #3381[2]
Significant dates
Designated CPOctober 15, 1966
Designated NJRHPMay 27, 1971

The New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site, also called the New Jersey Brigade Area, was used by the Continental Army in the winter of 1779–80, during the American Revolutionary War. The site is located in Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey and extends into Harding Township, Morris County. About 1,300 men of the New Jersey Brigade were encamped here. It is one of four contributing sites of the Morristown National Historical Park. The Cross Estate Gardens property was added in 1975.[3]

The Patriots' Path, also known as the New Jersey Brigade Trail here, is needed to access the marked historical sites. One trailhead is on Hardscrabble Road, another on Jockey Hollow Road.[4]


During the "Hard Winter" of 1779–80, the Continental Army encamped at nearby Jockey Hollow except for the New Jersey Brigade, which encamped here. The New Jersey units were the 1st New Jersey Regiment, 2nd New Jersey Regiment, 3rd New Jersey Regiment and Spencer's Regiment.[5]



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Somerset County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. November 28, 2016. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "NRHP Nomination: Morristown National Historical Park". National Park Service. October 15, 1966. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) "Accompanying 21 photos". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Jockey Hollow / New Jersey Brigade Area Trails Map" (PDF). National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Continental Army Winter Encampments: Morristown, New Jersey and vicinity" (PDF). National Park Service.

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