Continental Army Encampment Historical

Continental Army Encampment Historical (HM1TPS)

Location: Manville, NJ 08835 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 32.452', W 74° 35.745'

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1778-79

Two brigades of the Pennsylvania Line commanded by Major General Arthur St. Clair and General William Irvine encamped in the area during the 1778-79 Middlebrook Cantonment.

Late in November 1778, General George Washington decided to move three divisions of his army, along with the artillery brigade into winter quarters below the Blue Hills (Watchung Mountains). They included the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania divisions. Because the Pennsylvanian units were the last to arrive, Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene assigned them the best remaining campsites on the south side of the Raritan River.
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HM NumberHM1TPS
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Year Placed2016
Placed BySomerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 534232 N 4487869
Decimal Degrees40.54086667, -74.59575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.452', W 74° 35.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 27.12" N, 74° 35' 44.7" W
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Area Code(s)908
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 Washington Ave, Manville NJ 08835, US
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