General Washington has commandeered these boats for use of the Revolutionary War.
Why? You don't need my boats, go find your own!
During the Revolutionary War the British paid for soldiers who were very good in war, they were german soldiers called Hessians. The Hessians chased the Continental Army off towards the Delaware River. The Army did escape but barely. They hid until they found away across the River for safety.
After being chased by the British Washington and his men decided that they need to cross the Delaware River. The problem was they had no way of crossing it. They had no boats and they certainly couldn't cross it by foot. Washington had world that a man who sold boats was just up river, he sent some of his healthy men to retrieve them, even if they had to take it forcefully. They did, this allowed his men to cross the Delaware.
Once the Continental Army took the boats from the man they used them to cross the Delaware River. This allowed them to distance themselves from the British/Hessians. But this was only temporary. Soon the river would freeze over. This would allow the Hessians to cross the river. Washington would soon make a very big decision.
General Washington only has a couple thousand men left, he will have to make a very hard decision if he wants to keep his army alive. He must decide if he wants to cross the river and take over Trenton where the Hessians were staying. He decided to go along with his plan. The men who were supposed to leave the army just a few days later joined him.
Washington finally made his decision, he told his men that they would cross the river that night. Washington and his men were planning on getting there before all the Hessians were awake, but they ended up getting there a little later on.
Once they made it to land, Washington and his men ransacked Trenton, they took it over completely, they killed or captured all the soldiers. Even though they had less men, their tactics overpowered the Hessians. During this whole battle, no one on the Continental Army side died.