The Crossing

The Crossing

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  • May we have your boats to use for the crossing?
  • You may not have my boats!
  • Have my house for a hideout from here.
  • Thank you!
  • LET'S GO MEN!!!
  • First Scene During some of the first months, Washington had developed a plan to cross the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey. In order to do so, the Continental Army needed boats. They found found some but, the owner did not see eye to eye with the reasoning. After this exchange, the army stole those boats.
  • Second Scene A little time has passed and it's now winter with rain and snow. A man by the name of Thomas Barclay approached Washington with an offer of adornment. Barclay offered Washington his house for a hideout during the war from the Redcoats, Hessians, and the weather. Washington gladly accepted it.
  • The Winner
  • Third Scene The day and night of Christmas Eve had approached. That was the day that General Washington and his troops would sail and attack Trenton. At five o'clock at night the Continental Army started to board the boats however, they ran late so instead of leaving at six like they hoped, all the boats sailed at around ten. 
  • Fourth Scene The army had finally set sail to Trenton by no later than eleven at night. It was freezing that night! So much so that once they landed in Trenton two had died from hyperthermia.  Once they docked in Trenton, many soldiers hunkered against trees to get some sleep. General Washington was the last the debark his boat. The army started to march nine miles into Trenton.
  • Fifth Scene At daybreak General Washington and his troops approached the Hessian guardhouse. They would have to kill the men inside for their attack to succeed. Washington sent two men to do that duty, Alexander Hamilton and another man. As the men galloped to the house and swung the door open, they caught four Hessian guards off-guard and stabbed and killed them. 
  • Sixth Scene It was almost eight o'clock, the attack time, when Washington's right hand Hamilton returned to his side from the Hessian guardhouse. He had informed Washington that the Hessians were dead. finally after what seemed like ages, It was eight o'clock and Washington and his men entered Trenton ready for attack. The Continental Army had the upper hand against the Hessians. They fired behead trees and used their surroundings, were the European Hessians fired in lines. As they, referring to the Hessians,  were firing, another group of soldiers came from behind. Right then, a skilled gunner shot Col. Rawl, killing him, resulting in surrender from the Hessians. The Colonists had won with no wounded or killed. They would continue to win and ultimately break free from English rule.
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