“The snow had fallen nearly a foot deep. Now I request the reader to consider what must have been our situation at this time, naked, fatigued and starved, forced to march many a weary mile in winter, through cold and snow, to seek a situation in some (to us, unknown) wood, to build us habitations to starve and suffer in.”
– Private Joseph Plumb Martin
Washington’s withdrawal from the Battle of Princeton was not one without its arduous challenges and treacherous roads. The road to Morristown brought the Continental Army along today’s Millstone National Scenic Byway north toward Somerville and past historic Route 202, Pluckemin, and Vealtown, finally arriving in Morristown, where the exhausted and restless army spent the fast approaching and intense winter.
Marking this route is a series of small granite monuments established in the early twentieth century by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
You can travel this route with a virtual audio tour, as a driving tour in your car or online, and learn about the many places where “Washington Slept Here.” You can take the tour remotely by clicking on the white arrow in the green circle below and then clicking on the story sites on the map. Or enjoy the tour on-site by downloading the TravelStorys app for free. The audio, text, and images will launch automatically as you approach each story site.