A Warm Fire

A Warm Fire (HM7ON)

Location: Bernardsville, NJ 07924 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.608', W 74° 33.807'

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Morristown National Historical Park

In 1779 soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade built this hearth. Archeologists stabilized it and removed the other artifacts found here for protection.

The hearth provided the hut's only comfort: a warm fire. Food ran out. Many men had no shoes and some had no clothes. Even bedding straw was in short supply - but there was a fire.

Soldiers' huts were all alike - one room, one hearth, one door, six bunks, and 12 men - all the huts lined up in neat rows. Most of the soldiers' huts were ready by Christmas.
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HM NumberHM7ON
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Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:36am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 536856 N 4510371
Decimal Degrees40.74346667, -74.56345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.608', W 74° 33.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 36.48" N, 74° 33' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)908, 973
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville NJ 07924, US
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