By the end of 1776, British thought the war was just about over. General Howe offered to pardon all rebels, who signed a statement, promising to “remain in peaceful obedience” to the king.
I’m so cold. Brrrrr
Victory or Death
Oh no, the guns are too wet to fire
George Washington knew that he had to do something, so he gathered his soldiers together and read The Crisis
Ahhhhh I surender
I got you mercenary
Next, Washington outlined a daring plan to attack hessian troops who were camped for the winter in Trenton, New Jersey.
A few days ago they had given up their cause for lost. Their late successes have turned the scale and they are all liberty mad again.
Late on December 25, 1776, Washington’s Army crossed the Delaware river and Washington gave his password for a long night of marching ahead. They were so cold that once they made their way toward Trenton their guns froze and they had to use bayonets.
When the soldiers reached Trenton they found the Hessians sleeping. They caught them by suprise and the mercenaries surendered. Washington took 868 prisoners and none of the soldiers died.
News of The victory electrified patriots, but the loyalists were very upset. Some unhappy loyalists wrote letters about there opinions on the situation. All in all, the game was not yet over.