Today in Religion – Battle of Trenton

Battle of Trenton

George Washington defeats Hessians at the Battle of Trenton in the American Revolutionary War in 1776.

Just when the British thought they had won the Revolutionary War, George Washington devised a bold move. In the evening of December 25th, he took his 2400 men across the icy Delaware River. Then, they walked about 10 miles in a winter storm. Finally, the small troop attacked a garrison of German troops near Trenton, New Jersey. In a quick surprise attack, Washington and his men captured over 900 men, took supplies, and defeated a formidable force in the Battle of Trenton. This attack raised his men’s morale and kept the fight for independence going.

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