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  • Trying to Cross the Delaware River
  • Surprise Attack
  • 3 crossings
  • They were trying to cross the river but they couldn't because they didn't have boats. When they got boats, the British attack, but Washington gets everyone to the other side.
  • Washington and his soldiers
  • Washingtons Aim was to conduct a surprise attack on a Hessian group of 1400 soldiers
  • Spies
  • His attack included 3 different crossings. Col. Colwader was supposed to harass and prevent the Hessian troops to support the other troops up the river which allowed the PA. Militia to cross at Trenton
  • Storm
  • Washington and other soldiers were able to cross 10 miles North of Trenton but other groups were unable to cross
  • Spies and deserters had informed the enemies that Trenton could be attacked. They took it as false information, this could have changed history.
  • There was a storm of freezing rain and snow and they fell behind schedule to cross. They got on the boats at night and still had to march 10 miles.
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