Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giving Thanks #11 a

Jockey Hollow in Morristown was popular campground
for General Washington's army. It was used by portions of
Continental Army for total of 24 months during American Revolution.
 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands. --1 Nephi 2:20
Soldiers had to build their own huts including surrounding
trenches for drainage. Up to 12 men shared one log hut
measuring 14x16 square feet by 6 1/2 feet high with fireplaces
for warmth and cooking. Floor was packed earth. Soldiers
also made their own furniture--bunks and tables. Each soldier
was given 1 blanket. Huts were about 2-3 feet apart with 3 rows
of 8 huts for each regiment. By 1780, soldiers had built
about 1200 huts in Jockey Hollow.

Within Jockey Hollow is Wick Farm & house:
1400 acres of timberland and open fields
was perfect area for Washington's soldiers to camp
in winter of 1779-80. Thus, Wick farm and adjacent farms
became home to 13,000 soldiers. General Arthur St Clair
made his headquarters at Wick house.

Wick Farm House guide called herself "Jersey's Revolutionary Snooki"!

Temperance Wick's room.

Holly tree branch

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