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Map: Battle of Trenton

December 25-26, 1776

This map shows George Washington’s triumph at Trenton, New Jersey. After crossing the icy Delaware River late on Christmas Day 1776, Washington’s forces struck the Hessian garrison in Trenton on the morning of December 26. Washington’s attack mortally wounded Col. Johann Rall, the Hessian commander, killed 22, wounded another 83, and led to the capture of more than 890 Hessian soldiers. This stunning victory served to rebuild American morale after a summer of defeats and setbacks.

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