What happened here:
Place name(s): Winter Encampment at Arnold's Tavern; Winter Encampment at Ford Mansion; Schuyler-Hamilton House
Location: Morristown, New Jersey
Event in Hamilton’s life:
Alexander Hamilton, along with the rest of the Continental Army, camped in Morristown during the Winter Encampment of 1777. It was during this time that Alexander Hamilton became an aide-de-camp to Washington, a position he would hold for more than four years.
Two years later, the Continental Army returned to Morristown for the 1778-1779 Winter Encampment. This time, George Washington and his staff - including Alexander Hamilton - stayed at the Ford Mansion. Morristown was also where Hamilton began his courtship of his future wife, Elizabeth Schuyler.
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How to visit:
With two winter encampments held in Morristown, it is known as the "Military Capital of the Revolutionary War." There are many sites related to Hamilton to visit in Morristown, NJ:
Morristown National Historic Park - Visiting Information
- Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion
- (Plus Jockey Hollow, Fort Nonsense and The New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Gardens)
Schuyler-Hamilton House - Visiting Information
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