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George Washington crossed here, Christmas night, 1776.

Ann Hawkes Hutton

George Washington crossed here, Christmas night, 1776.

by Ann Hawkes Hutton

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Published by Franklin Pub. Co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Military leadership,
  • Trenton, Battle of, Trenton, N.J., 1776,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIllus. by Lloyd Eastwood-Seibold.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p.
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23250524M

      Gen. George Washington and his tired and tiny Continental Army scored one of the most significant battlefield victories in American history at Christmas in   Witness the courageous Crossing that saved the Revolution Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in .

    On Christmas night, , General George Washington and his Revolutionary troops met here to secretly cross the Delaware River so that they could surprise the British and Hessian troops presumably celebrating in Trenton, several miles south.   On Christmas, , George Washington took the greatest gamble of the American Revolution, up to that date. On that cold and snowy night, with an ice-clogged river, and an army teetering on the verge of disintegration, the American commander led his command toward a signature, morale-improving, improbable victory. He defeated Hessian soldiers, in the service.

      Christmas Night, By Newt Gingrich. On Christmas Day, , nearly all thought the Revolution was lost, except for a valiant few who still believed in "The Cause." We owe our liberty today to those valiant few. Led by George Washington, most of his army, dressed in rags and barefoot, faced a winter gale of rain, sleet, ice and snow. On Christmas Night of , George Washington and his forces crossed the Delaware river to meet Hessian forces in battle in Trenton, New Jersey. Asked in American Revolution, George Washington.


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George Washington crossed here: Christmas night, ; Hardcover – January 1, by Ann Hawkes Hutton (Author)Price: $ George Washington crossed here, Christmas night, [Ann (Hawkes) Hutton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Get this from a library. George Washington crossed here: Christmas night, [Ann Hawkes Hutton].

Get this from a library. George Washington crossed here, Christmas night, [Ann Hutton (Hawkes)]. In lateWashington’s greatest fear was that a hard freeze of the Delaware River would enable the British to march across and capture the colonial capital at Philadelphia.

The river had frozen over lightly on Decem but had broken up George Washington crossed here hours later. There was perhaps no darker Christmas Eve in American history than in The cause of American liberty and independence was on the very verge of disintegration. General George Washington’s army (that had once had more t soldiers) had melted to only about 3, fit for duty.

Of those soldiers. Decem George Washington’s Christmas night raid. “The great Christmas night raid in would forever serve as a model of how a special operation – or a conventional mission, for that matter – might be successfully conducted. There George Washington crossed here never any guarantees for success on the battlefield; but.

Each Christmas Day, dozens of reenactors line the banks of the Delaware River to commemorate the famous Revolutionary War crossing.

(Courtesy of Washington Crossing Park) On the evening of DecemGeorge Washington crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, surprising the German Hessian troops stationed : Lillian Africano.

During the phase () of the American Revolution, British military efforts were hampered by a series of tactical blunders and misfortunes When George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night,he was intent on surprising. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26,during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against the Hessian (German mercenaries in service of the British) forces in Trenton, New Jersey, on the morning of December Location: Present-day Washington's Crossing.

George Washington Crosses the Delaware, Christmas Below is an excerpt from the book Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer On Christmas night inEwing's men could not move through the ice below Trenton Falls in their boats or walk over it.

On Christmas Day,nearly all thought the Revolution was lost, except for a valiant few who still believed in “The Cause.” We owe our liberty today to those valiant few. Led by George Washington, most of his army, dressed in rags and barefoot, faced a winter gale of rain, sleet, ice and snow.

By Christmas Eve ofthe American Revolution was, in essence, over. The Americans had lost. George Washington was out of options. His army, now down to only a few thousand, had lost seven battles in a row and was freezing on the west bank of the Delaware River awaiting the end.

The colony of Rhode Island was the first to declare itself free from Great Britain (in May of ). It represents an event that happened on Christmas night inwhen a winter storm was lashing the Delaware Valley with sleet and snow. In our mind's eye, we see a great river choked with ice, and a long line of little boats filled with horses, guns, and soldiers.

In the foreground is the heroic figure of George Washington/5(9). Less than two weeks ago I read David McCullough'sa history of the first year of the Continental Army under George Washington, its mixed success in Boston and disaster in New York City and culminating--after a night crossing of the Delaware River--in their victory in the Battle of Trenton.

It was an engaging, well-told story of such /5(). George Washington was able to spend a Christmas at his Mount Vernon home with family and friends. On the morning of Decemhe went foxhunting with Colonel Humphreys, Major Washington, and Tobias Lear.

Before America was free of the chains of unrepresented, overtaxed tyranny, we had to best the greatest army in the world. In a make or break moment for the Revolutionary War, General George Washington concocted a plan to cross the Delaware River and lead a surprise attack on the Hessians camped around Trenton, New Jersey.

A victory in Trenton would boost morale, Washington. “On Christmas nightGeneral George Washington and 2, courageous, freezing Patriot troops crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey. Their victory stunned the British.

Thank God for American Patriots then and now who go in harm’s way for our freedom.”. On this day in history, DecemGeorge Washington crosses the Delaware River on Christmas Day with the Continental Army on their way to attack the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey.

The attack had been planned in secret and was a "Hail Mary pass" from Washington to save the failing American Revolution. When George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night,the river was so full of ice, among other bad weather, that two other planned groups had to Author: Jack Mcloone.

Decem dawned cold and dank over the hills of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the scent of snow in the l George Washington, pacing the headquarters tent of his revolutionary army. George Washington's crossed the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey, on the morning of December 3.

We killed them the day after Christmas.