Why General Washington Came To Trenton

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General Cornwallis was a general for the colonies but eventually turned sides after falling in love with a loyalist. He then was a loyalist now becoming a general for Britain. General Washington had just won the battle of Trenton with the continental army and needed to resupply after defeating the hessians from Britain on December 25 1776. Cornwallis heard of the victory and went to Trenton with is 8,000 redcoats to overwhelm General Washington 's 5,000 militia men. Knowing Britain 's force was stronger George Washington came up with a plan to escape from the redcoats. His plan was to go around the side of Cornwallis’s camp instead of reversing the way he came in by crossing the river into Trenton. General Cornwallis new Washington 's
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