It was December 25 when George Washington decided it was time to attack the Hessians
Today is the day, we shall leave tonight for a surprise attack.
The troops left with more hope than ever before.
We're ready, and we're coming!
The troop arrived to attack on December 26 at about 8 a.m.
Ahhhhhh! What's going on?
Five Hessian officers and six enlisted soldiers were killed; another eighty of the enemy were wounded. Nine hundred and eighteen prisoners, six brass cannons, forty horses, one thousand stands of arms and fifteen colors were captured .
After the war, Continental troops under the command of Washington retreated across the Jerseys to the edge of Pennsylvania.
It was then at that moment, that Washington realized he was determined to attack the three Henssian battalions stationed at Trenton.