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Be Washington™ : The Battle of Second Trenton

Be Washington: The Battle of Second Trenton

This page provides resources accompanying the Be Washington: The Battle of Second Trenton scenario. It contains primary and secondary sources on the Battle of Second Trenton, as well as helpful teaching materials. Use these resources to aid the Be Washington gameplay, learn more about the Revolutionary War, and find useful learning materials!

The Battle of Second Trenton

The Battle of Second Trenton was a risky decision. Washington could either advance north into New Jersey and fight against the British, retreat to Philadelphia, or stand firm.

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General Cornwallis

On January 2nd, General Cornwallis led the British into Trenton. He expected to destroy Washington and his army, but surprisingly fell short.

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Winter Patriots: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton

Looking for even more resources on the Battle of Second Trenton and the American Revolution? Explore the Winter Patriots page for more primary sources, secondary articles, and teaching materials.

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Robert Morris to George Washington, December 21 1776

Robert Morris to George Washington, December 21 1776

Colonel John Cadwalader to George Washington, December 31, 1776

Colonel John Cadwalader to George Washington, December 31, 1776

George Washington on Fort Necessity, July 19, 1754

George Washington on Fort Necessity, July 19, 1754

Pennsylvania Packet, December 27 1776

Pennsylvania Packet, December 27 1776

Henry Knox to Lucy Knox, January 7, 1777

Henry Knox to Lucy Knox, January 7, 1777

The British Perspective: Interactive Map

Explore an interactive map depicting the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. This map was created in Britain and depicts Cornwallis' movements between December 26th, 1776 and January 3rd, 1777.

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George Washington after the Trenton and Princeton Campaigns

After the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, Washington got his portrait painted by Charles Wilson Peale. Peale watched as Washington's troops defeated the British, which inspired Washington's expression and dress in this painting.

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Revolutionary War Timeline

Looking for more information on the American Revolution? Click to explore a timeline outlining the specific events happening before and after the Battle of Second Trenton.

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