Genral Washington's men are sick, freezing, and without food. Washingotn needs to help the young men, but to do that he is going to need food, shelter, and weapons. He knows they are close to Trenton, a town full of Hessian soldiers, but also full of everything they needed.
To get to Trenton, they had to cross the Delaware river. To get across the river they were going to need boats. They man who owned the boats was furious with the demand, but Washington managed to get boats for all his men.
Washingoton and his men loaded the boats at 5:30 in the morning, Washington put Colonel Glover in charge of all his men while crossing the river.
In an guardhouse, on their way to Trenton, Hessians were tired from celebration the night before. Washington took this moment to send Alexander H. and a few of his men to attack.
At 8 o'clock a.m. Washington leads his army into battle, at Trenton, fighting against the Hessians. While fighting, the Hessians commander, General Ralls, is injured. No men from washingotn's army were injured or killed.
The German Army becomes confused on what to do since their commander was shot. They retreat and surrender, but General Ralls asks to speak with Washington, after they talk, Ralls dies. Washington takes all he and his men need. He then commands them again to cross the river for the second time.