Continental Army Victorious at Princeton

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After achieving a great victory at the Battle of Trenton, General George Washington recrossed the Delaware River hoping for a second miracle. In response, Lord Charles Cornwallis and 6,000 Redcoats marched towards Trenton and struck back at the bold Americans, leaving a battalion at Princeton, twelve miles north. On the night of January 2, 1777, Washington, unnoticed by British sentries, moved his men around the British flank towards Princeton and attacked at dawn. Perfect.

Tom Hand, creator and publisher of Americana Corner, discusses how George Washington’s perseverance and daring generalship during the ten crucial days from Trenton to Princeton saved the American cause, and why it still matters today.

Photo Credits:
Yale University Art Gallery
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library
National Portrait Gallery
Princeton University Art Museum
Library of Congress
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