Ford Mansion, George Washington’s crib from 1779-1780

New Jersey has a very special place in the history of the American Revolutionary War.  The Continental Army’s attack on Trenton onthe day after Christmas marked a turning point in the war.  It was the first victory for the Continental Army, without which the North American continent may very well still have British accents.  Some soldiers re-enlisted, but there were more recruits that came to the cause of fighting against the British.

Washington’s Headquarters

Source:  http://njmorriscountyonline.com/2001njmorrisfeaturearchive/assets/images/20010315_ford01.jpg

Ford Mansion is located in Morristown, New Jersey and is where George Washington stayed from 1779-1780.  Washington stayed here for two reasons.  It was defensible, and he was “able to keep his eye on the British army” in New York City.  While Washington stayed in the mansion, his soldiers stayed about 5 miles south in Jockey Hollow.  Both places belong to the National Park Service and are definitely worth a visit.

http://www.nps.gov/morr/index.htm

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