The crossing

The crossing

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  • New York to New Jersey
  • Dismissing General Gates
  • I dismiss you! Now, be gone! 
  • Hard Ships
  • How many do you think are going to last through the battle?
  • They have been chased by the British from New York to New Jersey and on the way, 90% of their troops have been either killed, taken as a prisoner, or left.
  • River Crossing
  • After General Washington decided to cross the river considering the circumstances, General Gates disagrees and calls Washington out. Then Washington gets mad, so he holds Gates at gunpoint and dismisses him from their mission.
  • Ambushing Trenton
  • All of the troops are starved and freezing. General Washington hopes they can make it past the frozen river, and to the battle.
  • Victory!
  • Yay!!!
  • The Delaware River was in their way and freezing over. They didn't have any boats to get across the river so they had to use a local's boats to get all of the men across. 
  • They attack the Hessians on the morning after Christmas when they are full and possibly hung over. Also, it will be dark early in the morning so they can easily ambush them, and take victory.
  • They Won! Not one of Washington's troops died or were injured. And they captured a military post as a reward for there victory.
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