battle of Princeton

battle of Princeton

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  • Attention, we have arrived by the side of the British camp. Remember, the British think we are going back across the Delaware river
  • We must prepare for battle, gather all your guns and weapons. We still have men in the camp to stoke bonfires
  • We outnumbered and surprised them for now, ATTACK
  • Washington left his campfires burning, muffled the wheels of his army’s wagons and snuck around the side of the British camp. As the Continentals headed north at dawn, they met the straggling British rear guard.
  • Take everyone down!!
  • Washington dealt another masterstroke. He left 400 men in the camp to stoke bonfires and make digging noises as if they were preparing earthwork defenses for the coming battle
  • With the outnumbered British on the verge of splitting his army, Washington quickly detached John Cadwalader's Philadelphia Association to plug the gap.
  • Yes, I am just resting.
  • Are you ok?
  • Fun Fact: The final actions of the battle occurred on the Princeton campus
  • The unexpected action helped them win the Battle.
  • The Patriots used a tactic of fooling the British and surprising them, they were also very good at shooting in the distance which helped them win the battle.
  • The victory at Princeton rescued the Patriot cause from one of its darkest hours
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