We were already about to freeze to death when General Washington shared his plan to attack the Hessian base at Trenton. Now he's expecting us to cross the Deleware River at our current health?
We had to go with it even though our Terms of Enlistments were going to expire in a few days. So we prepared for the grueling journey ahead of us.
Riding on the river in those tiny boats was miserable. It was pitch black and freezing cold. We had a little supply of blankets and clothing. Washington said it took longer than planned to cross the river.
The journey took us long enough that we got to Trenton when the sun started to rise. The Hessians ignored our warnings and were not prepared for or expecting an attack. Especially not on Christmas.
Colonel Rall tried to escape with some of his men but was cut off by our army and was unable to escape. He tried to attack us, just so happens he goes for me first, but he was severely wounded and I was unharmed so he and his men retreated.
We may have won the fight capturing many supplies with very little casualties, but this was just the beginning of the battle. Next stop, Princeton.