Battle of Trenton

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Battle of Trenton

Battle of Trenton Christmas 1776

Famous painting of Battle of TrentonBy: Emanuel LeutzeImage by Google Glogster

The Delaware River during winterImage by Google Glogster

General George Washington

General George Washington planned a brilliant attack for December 26, 1776. The plan was to take Trenton where Hessian mercenaries hired by the British were stationed. On Christmas night, Washington and his troops marched to Trenton under frigid conditions. They famously crossed the half-frozen Delaware River, struggling to keep their things from going down the river. After the crossing, the troops marched to Trenton where they obtained a successful capture of Trenton. The victory uplifted the spirits and made a big impact for the War for Independence.Sources:

Map of Trenton

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -Written by Thomas Paine- three days before the Trenton attack


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