Trenton And The Continental Army: The Battle Of Trenton

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The Battle of Trenton was a turning point for George Washington and his army, and his decision to attack the Hessians was a strategic move that earned the Continental Army a desperately needed victory after a string of losses. In source one, the author states “With great boldness, Washington formulated a plan to strike by surprise at the Hessian garrisons at Trenton and Bordentown on Christmas night, when the troops might be expected to relax their guard for holiday revelry” (Stewart). Washington’s shrewd plan to surprise-attack the Hessians allowed the Continental Army to begin their ascend to victory. In source three, Washington states, “That even a Failure cannot be more fatal than to remain in our present Situation in short some Enterprize

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