The Connecticut Line

The Connecticut Line (HMGXQ)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.623', W 74° 32.369'

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Morristown 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.

Joseph Plumb Martin joined the army in the spring of 1777 and stayed with it until 1783. Years later he wrote the only known reminiscences of the Morristown winter by a private.

A four-day blizzard in January 1780 closed all roads to Jockey Hollow, preventing supplies from reaching the camp.

"We were absolutely, literally starved . . . I did not put a single morsel of victuals into my mouth for four days and as many nights, except a little black birch bark which I gnawed off a stick of wood, if that can be called victuals."
Joseph Plumb Martin
Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 538870 N 4512259
Decimal Degrees40.76038333, -74.53948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.623', W 74° 32.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 37.38" N, 74° 32' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 585 Tempe Wick Rd, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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