We all learned about the incredibly harsh winter General Washington and his men endured deep into the Revolutionary War. Throughout the entire war, time and again, Morristown was a key location for the the Continental Army. Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampment of December 1779… Continue reading Observe the Christmas Crossing
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The Old Guard in Morristown
Yesterday my husband and I had the pleasure of hearing the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp give a concert at the Washington's Headquarters Museum. It was the first time I saw them in person and it was a great event! For those who are not familiar, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp was… Continue reading The Old Guard in Morristown
Independence Day – Jersey Style
Many may not realize the significance of New Jersey in the fight for Independence. Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. This amazing place represents patriotism and sacrifice during this pivotal period in our nation's history. There are multiple… Continue reading Independence Day – Jersey Style
New Jersey and Independence Day
Independence Day is a day for great American pride. What you may not know is that New Jersey played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. If you want to celebrate our independence in a patriotic way, check out some of these locations and events.
Governor Joseph Bloomfield and the Continental Army
Future New Jersey Governor Joseph Bloomfield becomes captain of the third New Jersey Regiment of Foot in the Continental Army on this day in 1776.