Battle Of Trenton Essay

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The battle of Trenton and Princeton General George Washington's army went crossed the icy Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and,over the course of the next 10 days,won two important battles of the American Revolution.In the battle of Trenton (December 26),Washington defeated a formidable garrison of Hessians mercenaries before withdrawing. One week later he returned to Trenton to lure British forces south ,then executed a daring night march to capture Princeton on January.The victories reasserted American control of much of New Jersey and greatly improve the morale and unity of the colonial army and militias. Rall.Although Rall had received warnings of the colonial movement,his men were exhausted and unprepared for Washington’s attack though
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