featured in Statues and Such, 19-Nov-2012
General George Washington made the Ford Mansion in Morristown, New Jersey his headquarters in during the terrible winter of 1779—80. This Statue sits across from the Mansion. This statue was done by FG Roth of Englewood, NJ, who was one of the great American sculptors of the 19th century.
Rider: George Washington
Name of artist: FG Roth
Position: All Hooves Planted
General George Washington and the Continental Army spent almost half the American Revolution in New Jersey. During two critical winters of the Revolutionary War, 1777 and 1779–80, the countryside in and around Morristown, New Jersey, sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the headquarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington. From 1775 to 1783, New Jersey was home to a series of decisive events in the war for independence. Strategically located between the Continental Congress in Philadelphia and the British Army in New York, and midway between the New England colonies and the American South, New Jersey was the spot where Patriots, Tories, British and Hessians maneuvered; where Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth witnessed dramatic American victories; and where the Continental Army endured the hardest winter of the century.