Road to Morristown

“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.

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