The Crossing

The Crossing

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  • Continental Army Trapped
  • Hmmmmm...I need a plan. We're trapped. We might need to attack.
  • Army Steals Boats
  • Hey! Those boats aren't yours to take, fools! You shall be hanged!
  • Soldiers Cross River
  • George Washington is frustrated after repeated losses to the British and the Hessians. Now, he and the Continental Army are trapped across the Delaware River from the Hessians, and Washington needs a plan.
  • Colonists Kill Hessian Guards
  • Washington decides that the Army must cross the river and attack the Hessians. However, he doesn't have any boats to use. So, he sends some of his soldiers to a nearby house where they steal a random person's boats, which angers the person.
  • Battle of Trenton
  • Washington decides the soldiers must cross the river at night so they can make a surprise attack on the Hessians at Trenton. It was pitch black and freezing cold, but Washington managed to get over 2,000 soldiers across the river. 
  • Hessian Colonel Dies
  • The Army walks to Trenton, and as they are nearing it, they see a nearby colonist and ask him where the Hessian guardhouse is and how many soldiers were there. Then, General Washington sent men into the guardhouse where they attacked the guards so they could enter Trenton.
  • The colonists marched past the guardhouse after killing the guards and then launched a surprise attack on the Hessians at Trenton. All of the soldiers broke into the Hessians' homes and attacked them, and began firing cannons at them.
  • The colonists had too many soldiers and too much firepower, and the Hessians eventually surrendered, with the Americans scoring a huge victory. However, when the Americans were firing at the Hessians, a soldier shot the Hessian colonel, and he died from his wounds.
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