New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site

The New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site, or NJES, was used by the Continental Army during the winter of 1779-1780. Its location in Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey, extends to Harding Township, Morris County. Today, you can visit the site for a look at the history of the area. Here are some interesting facts about NJES. Read on to find out more. This New Jersey Brigade Area history site has two distinct areas. One is the main area of the encampment, and the other is the outer boundary.

Bernardsville Gardens is located at 61 Jockey Hollow Road. From Route 85, exit 30B. Follow the road to Hardscrabble Road, where you'll find the New Jersey Brigade Area. From there, drive uphill to the site. You'll then pass the New Jersey Audubon Sanctuary. Once you're there, you'll have to hike about five minutes. This place is definitely worth a trip!

The NJ Brigade Trail is an excellent hiking destination. You can take it from the Morristown National Historical Park to the New Jersey Audubon Society's property. Then, take the trail to the New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site. The trail itself is largely overgrown. Just make sure to bring plenty of water, and remember to wear comfortable shoes. Afterward, make sure to bring a map. A good map is essential to navigate the terrain in the park.

While the New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site is a great destination for a family outing, you may want to visit it without a group. The New Jersey Brigade Encampment Site was used by the Continental Army during the winter of 1779-1780. The site is located in Bernardsville, Somerset County, and extends into Morris County. If you go to the area, make sure to check out the Cross Estate Gardens, which are on the grounds of the N.J. Brigade Area.

The Morristown National Historical Park covers just under 1700 acres and is broken into four non-contiguous sections. Among its attractions is Jacob Ford Mansion, which served as General Washington's military headquarters during the winter of 1779-1780. There's also an Upper Redoubt site, which was constructed in 1777, and the Wick House & Farm, the home of General Arthur St. Clair. In addition, there are several miles of hiking trails in the Jockey Hollow unit of the park.

At Gettysburg, the 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment, led by Col. William H. Penrose, brought 441 men to the field, and lost only three men. Their brigade is commemorated by a monument at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain. The 15th New Jersey Brigade is also recognized by monuments on Antietam and Bloody Angle. If you visit the monument, be sure to remember to thank these men for their service.

The New Jersey Brigade was active in numerous battles during the American Revolution. The First and Third Regiments fought on Staten Island in August 1777. The New Jersey Light Companies served with the Marquis de Lafayette's Light Division in Virginia in 1780 and 1781. In addition, John U. Rees, a soldier from the Second New Jersey Regiment, wrote an account of his service at the Revolution. The Second New Jersey Regiment had many more important battles in its history.

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