Morristown Gets Its Due

Photo courtesy NJN

Morristown’s pivotal role in the success of the Revolutionary War has long been overshadowed in our history classes by Valley Forge. But an eye-opening documentary called Morristown: Where America Survived, based on noted New Jersey historian and Drew alumnus John T. Cunningham’s book—The Uncertain Revolution: Washington and the Continental Army at Morristown—reveals how the encampment helped bring the army to victory.

Filmed on location at Morristown National Park, the 30-minute, NJN-produced documentary relied on another Drew alumnus, Revolutionary War re-enactor Steve Santucci C’97, who helped with site selection, coordinated the film’s re-enactors and appears onscreen in multiple scenes.

Clear your calendar for the NJN (February 22-23) and national PBS (March 1) broadcasts. Or if you can’t wait, view the entire film online.—Samantha Pritchard C’10, Drew Magazine intern

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