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George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River

Battle of Trenton
George Washington's army crossing the Delaware River in-universe.jpg
Conflict

American Revolutionary War

Date

Morning of December 26, 1776

Place

Trenton, New Jersey

Outcome

Decisive American victory

Factions

 United States

Hesse-Kassel

Commanders

George Washington
Nathanael Greene

Johann Rall 

Casualties

2 dead (of exposure during march)
5 wounded
Additional non-combat casualties likely

22 killed
83 wounded
900 - 1000 captured

The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey. After General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton the previous night, Washington led the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans. The battle significantly boosted the Continental Army's flagging morale, and inspired reenlistments.

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