Introduction to Winter Encampment Podcast Series
Washington’s Army arrives at Morristown first week of December 1779 and here is what they encountered in their own words.
During the month of December, the Army sets out constructing a log hut city. Snow was already on the ground as the first trees were felled at Jockey Hollow.
In early 1780 the Amy encounters a blizzard to remember and here what they encountered in their own words.
Life in the Continental Army was more than just marching from place to place. The soldiers and officers alike faced many hardships and adventures.
The idle winter months gave the soldiers opportunity to fraternize with local civilians. Hear from their own words of the friendships and romances that flourished.
Officers and men found various ways to occupy their time when not on duty. Hear in their own words how the army managed to carve out a small bit of comfort.
The following accounts give some sense of the diverse activities taking place on a daily basis at Washington’s Headquarters, Ford Mansion.
Supply trains had to transport food over many miles of snow-covered roads to reach Morristown. Listen to their complaints about hunger.
From his headquarters at Morristown, Washington became increasingly involved with the expanding global aspects of the war.
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