Battle of Trenton

In the early morning hours of December 26, 1776, The Battle of Trenton was fought Trenton, New Jersey. At a cost of four Americans wounded, Washington captured six cannons, took 948 Hessians prisoner, and 22 more Germans were killed in the battle fought in a heavy snow storm. Lord George Germain, Colonial Secretary of State for King George III, wrote "all our hopes were blasted by that unhappy affair at Trenton." - NRHP



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Y/M/D Description Place
1776/12/25 Washington Crossing National Historic Landmark, Washington Crossing State Park
1776/12/25 Washington Crossing National Historic Landmark, Washington Crossing Historic Park
1776/12/26 James Monroe is wounded at the Battle of Trenton Trenton Battle Monument, Trenton
1776/12/26 American Continental army captures a garrison of 300 Hessians by surprise. Old Barracks, Trenton

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Cultural Affiliation: Hessian


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