The Crossing

The Crossing

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  • George Washington is making an announcment to his men. He had made a plan and needed to tell these men first. Washington plans on crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day. They will leave at night, so they arrive when it is still dark. Some men don't exactly agree with this idea, but Washington is in charge, so that is the final decision. 
  • Washington and his men are crossing the river. It took longer than Washington had hoped, but they will not give up. It is very cold, and snowy outside. It is hard for some soldiers to fight since they are very ill or have frostbite. 
  • Washington and his men marched to Trenton in hopes to attack the Hessians. Because of their struggles with crossing the river, the sun with probably rise and they will not be able to do their surprise attack while it is still dark. 
  • Before they reach Trenton they see a little shed that holds four Hessian guards. Alexander Hamilton and a couple other men go and kill the Hessians, so that they can't warn the people at Trenton. 
  • It is now light outside, but the surprise attack still goes on. The Hessians had no idea that this was going to happen. They like to have a European war style, but that is not how this happened. Many men died, and the Hessians ended up surrendouring. 
  • Washington and his men sigh a sigh of relief after the Hessians surrender. Washington will not let them take a break, and sleep. They now have to march back nine miles and go back across the river before it freezes over. The Continental Army has won this one. 
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