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40°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
320.55 acres (1.2972 km2)
Morristown National Historical Park (#66000053)
October 15, 1966
May 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.
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.
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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.
Patriots’ Path leading to campsites
New Jersey 7th Brigade
Passaic River from footbridge on the Patriots’ Path
^ National Park Service (July 9, 2010). “National Register Information System”. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
^ “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.
^ “NRHP Nomination: Morristown National Historical Park” (PDF). National Park Service. October 15, 1966. “Accompanying 21 photos.” (PDF).
^ “Jockey Hollow / New Jersey Brigade Area Trails Map” (PD