The Crossing

The Crossing
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  • American Forces Retreating
  • Fire
  • Retreat
  • Running out of supplies
  • There is not enough supplies
  • Lending a house
  • You can use my house as a base
  • Thank you 
  • After the Americans lost the battle against the British they retreated back to New Jersey. They got on boats while some were left behind to defend Washington and the rest of the men getting on the boat. 
  • Dinner Discussion
  • Lets attack the Hessians on Christmas
  • The colonists are starting to run out of supplies like food, water and etc. Its already winter and they need to discuss what to do and how to get more supplies.
  • Crossing at Midnight
  • We must get there before midnight
  • A man that lives nearby sees Washington and his men and goes up to Washington saying, "You can use my house". George Washington accepts and holds a meeting.
  • Attacking at 8am
  • At dinner, Washington discusses a plan on how to get supplies. He comes up with the idea to go to Trenton and defeat the Hessians that live there. George Washington wants to attack the Hessians at midnight on Christman since they will hopefully be partying and too drunk to fight.
  • There are 4 boats to get 2,000 men across the lake and to the other side. At 10 pm about 1,000 have crossed the lake and George Washington decided to go. It was already 4 am when all the men have crossed. They started their journey toward Trenton and they estimated the battle would start at about 8 am.
  • George Washington and his men lined up at the entrance of town waiting to start until it turned 8 am. George Washington gave the signal then they all started to charge at the houses and killed off the Hessians.
  • Attack
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