The British were chasing after the colonial army soldiers, their first instinct was to run back to the boats and that’s exactly what they did, some of Washington’s men died because they were trying to protect everyone else and they were trying to keep the red coats back and not come any closer to the soldiers. Since they were staying back and helping some were shot and some when they started running trying to make it to the boats were shot.
After Washington and his men were chased from the other side of the river back to the other side, the got prepared for the next time they were going to cross the river. The men were freezing, hungry, and tired, it was cold and snowing, all they had to drink was water caked with flour, and very little food. The only warmth they had was each other, Washington was well treated by a man on top of the mountain, Washington was able to have a letter written to Congress. A couple hours after the letter had been written, Washington was ready to board the boats and head over to the East side of the river. He had his plan arranged and ready.
Once the soldiers were across the river, they took a quick break, where they napped. But Washington wanted to get marching so they could get to the Hessians village by 8 o’clock the next morning, Washington went on with his men. Washington and his other surpriors decided the men were going to split up and then meet back up right before the Hessian village. Washington did feel bad because the men were homesick and very hungry, but Washington was determined for his soldiers to get to the Hessians village by the time he planned.
No men were injured nor were any men dead.
Once the Colonial army made it close to the village, they found a guard house, where yet there were 3 hessian men inside. Washington sent three soldiers and Alexander Hamilton to kill them off before they continued.
Once the Colonial men made it to the entrance of the Hessian village, they got prepared for the fight. Once they were all ready they charged in and made a surprise attack on the Hessians. All the men ran in and into their homes, they brought the men from inside to outside and fought them down dead.
General Washington and General Hugh Mercer were in the room where the leader of the Hessians was lying there dead, the leader Colonel Rall was shot and was badly injured, after some of the colonial men tried to help him recover, they just couldn’t save him. Washington talked to the Colonel seconds before he passed. But when General Mercer came in with the good news, that none of Washington’s men were injured nor dead. Washington was beyond proud. Washington said “ I love you.” To General Mercer his best friend after he heard the news, Mercer was his true best friend.