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New Jersey, "The Cockpit of the Revolution"

Apr 2, 2000 (Updated Apr 2, 2000)
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Pros:Great learning experience

Cons:none really unless you don't like history

New Jersey is considered the Cockpit of
the American Revolution because Washington
and the Continental Army spent almost
half the time in New Jersey. New Jersey
as a State and in some cases with the Federal
Government, has maintained some of these
original sites. New Jersey is as important
to the Revolutionary war as Virginia is
to the Civil War. The following is a list of
sites and their importance to the Revolution:

Trenton- You know the story, this is were Washington
after several defeats, had his first major
victory and turned the tide of the war
(The Old Barracks of Trenton)
Barrack St.
Trenton, NJ 609 396-1776

Morristown- This really was the cockpit of the
Revolution as Washington was here
on and off for over two years.
The worst winter of the war was spent
here(colder than Valley Forge).
Major sites: The Ford Mansion(Washington's
Headquarters), Jockey Hollow(reconstucted
soldiers huts and a fine museum 0,Fort
Nonsense(provided lookout to British
movements) Morristown National Historic Park
Washington Pl
Morristown, NJ 973 539-2085

Monmouth- The Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778 an important
battle because it won Washington political favor
when the Continentals forced the retreat of the
British. Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 Freehold-Englishtown Rd
Manalapan, NJ 732 462-9616

Ft Lee- The site of Ft. Lee where Washington retreated from
NY and then on to Trenton. The fort and museum
are well equipped, although the fort is beginning
to some signs of disrepair. A good stop
anyway with excellent views of NYC.
Ft. Lee Historic Park
Hudson Terrace
Ft. Lee, NJ 201 461-1776

There are many more sites in NJ for those interested in The
Revolutionary War. Sites like, Princeton, Red Bank,Rockingham,
Dey Mansion and so many others. Many reenactments are held at
these sights to enhance the whole experience. So come and enjoy
these precious historic places.

Recommend this product? Yes

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