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.