Talk:Morristown National Historical Park

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History problem[edit]

This would not be the proper place to discuss the hard winter of 1779-1780. But there currently is no higher level article, except the Revolutionary War itself, which not only fails to mention it, but in which there is no room (article organization) where it might be inserted. Student7 (talk) 23:29, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Four sections[edit]

Morristown National Historical Park (MORR) is comprised of 1,685 acres situated in north-central New Jersey and contains four geographically separate units, each of which are associated with the 1777 and/or 1779-1780 winter encampments of the Continental Army:

  • Washington's Headquarter Area occupies 10 acres surrounded by an urban setting within Morristown. The Ford Mansion, located on this property, served as General Washington's winter headquarters from December 1779 to June 1780. In addition, this unit houses a historical museum and the National Historical Park's administrative offices.
  • Fort Nonsense Area (35 acres) marks the site of defensive trenches and raised embankments constructed on the crest of a hill strategically overlooking Morristown. While commanding excellent views of Morristown and the Watchung Mountains to the east, this unit is also surrounded by adjacent urban and suburban development.
  • Jockey Hollow Encampment Area is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Morristown. This 1,320-acre site served as the 1779-80 winter camp for over 10,000 junior officers and soldiers that constituted the bulk of the Continental Army. At the time of the encampment, the site consisted of the Wick Farm, surrounded by forested hills which provided lumber, game, and water to the poorly supplied troops.
  • New Jersey Brigade Encampment Area (321acres) is located approximately 2 miles southwest of Jockey Hollow. This site served as the encampment for the approximately 900 troops of the New Jersey Brigade who camped here on a steep plot of land during the winter of 1779-1780.