Washington risked everything on one bold stroke set Christmas night of 1776. In the face of a fierce storm, he lead 2,400 men in a small rowboat a crossed the ice-choked Delaware River.
By 8 o'clock the next morning the men had marched 9 miles through snow and sleet too the objective Trenton, New Jersey. Held by a garrison Hessian's lulled into confidence by the storm, most of the Hassians had drank to much rum the night before and were still sleeping it off.
In a surprise attack, the American's killed 30 of the enemies and took 918 captives and six Hassisan's cannons The Americans were railed with another victory 8 days later against 1,200 British stationed at Princeton