Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America’s freedom
Jockey Hollow is a wilderness reserve near Morristown, New Jersey, where General George Washington’s Revolutionary Army camped during the winters of 1779 – 82. At Jockey Hollow the freezing, starving, scarcely-paid troops are plagued by desertions, treason, and mutiny. How will they keep their country’s dream alive? This book looks at Jockey Hollow, its impact on the soldiers, and its impact on the outcome of the American Revolution.
Read more about this nonfiction book.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. . . . A fine treatment of a topic not easily condensed for readers, let alone middle-grade readers.
– Jude M. Pfister, D. Litt., Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Historical Park
- Have you wondered how the hills and valleys of Jockey Hollow got their name? No one knows for sure but, according to folklore, horse buyers and sellers gathered there to jockey for fair prices for their horses. To jockey, in this case, means to bargain. And a valley can also be called a “hollow”. Good thing the colonials called it Jockey Hollow rather than “Bargain Valley!”
- Click here to read a page from my book, Jockey Hollow.
- To check out my article about George Washington’s love of farming as published in Cricket Magazine’s April 2013 issue, click here: pdf. For a copy of the complete April 2013 issue of Cricket click here.
- Enjoy a twenty-five minute video, Morristown, Where America Survived, filmed almost entirely in the Jockey Hollow area click here.
Coming soon, a true story about courageous and daring young women stepping outside their comfort zone to do whatever is needed to help win the war.
Look for it in spring 2016.