I want to cross the river, it is the only thing we can do.
General Washington, we are being chased by redcoats. What do we do?
Getting The Boats
Excuse me, sir. We need these boats for Washington's army.
Well, tell him that he is a bandit for taking my boats.
The Plan To Attack
Our plan is to attack the Hessians at Trenton. The attack is a surprise so they won't be ready.
Are you insane? We can't defeat the Hessians.
An army of British soldiers were chasing Washington's army all the way to the New Jersey Border. The only way to escape, Washington proposed, was to cross the Delaware River.
Crossing The River Again
Washington commanded Colonel Glover to acquire the boats from a local man. Even though the man was not pleased with it, the army still got the boats for their 2,000 men.
The beginning of The Battle at Trenton
The enlistment on Washington's soldiers was expiring soon and the British were going to cross the frozen river and follow the army, so Washington devised a bold plan. They would cross the river and attack the Hessians at Trenton early in the morning.
American Victory at Trenton
I have been shot, we must surrender!
The 2,000 troops are loaded onto the boat, but it is very cold and snowing. Due to the time it took to load boats Washington decides they will attack at daylight.
We might be a bit late, but we will still attack, even if its daylight out.
The Americans took the Hessians by surprise. None of the Hessians were prepared, many were killed. The Americans we gaining the upper hand.
The Americans avail and win the battle against Colonel Ral and his men at Trenton. Colonel Rall is shot and has no choice to surrender in defeat. The Americans have won.
I understand sir. LOWER YOUR GUNS MEN! WE ARE SURRENDERING!