Trenton and Princeton 1776-77: Washington crosses the Delaware (Campaign)

Trenton and Princeton 1776-77: Washington crosses the Delaware (Campaign)

David Bonk

Following the conflict of White River and the autumn of Forts Washington and Lee through the American innovative warfare (1775-1783), George Washington withdrew his military, crossing the Delaware River to regroup. despite the fact that, with morale at a serious low and the phrases of enlistment of lots of his troops set to run out, Washington selected another strike prior to the iciness climate made army operations most unlikely. Re-crossing the Delaware on Christmas evening, 1776, Washington's military stunned the Hessian garrison at Trenton and controlled to kill, wound or seize 1,000 of the enemy for the lack of simply 4 males. Then, heading off an important engagement with the British military less than common Cornwallis that have been despatched to trace him down, Washington attacked and defeated one other small British strength at Princeton. Having inflicted high priced and embarrassing defeats at the British forces, Washington withdrew his military into iciness quarters at Morristown.

Using a mixture of recent photos and interval art, this publication tells the tale of the mythical crusade that restored the morale of yankee forces, triggered the British to desert huge elements of recent Jersey, and proven normal George Washington's recognition as a bold army strategist.

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