The colonies are ready to fight for their independence against the British. But what happens if the British start defeating the colonial forces?

The Hessians

The Hessians

The British didn't fight alone - they relied on the help of paid German soldiers, known as the Heassians. The Hessains were led by Johann Gottlieb Rahl. 

The Hessians

Washington's Trunk Plate

This trunk plate was purchased for George Washington in 1776, just before the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.

Explore the Trunk Plate

How do you think Washington felt at the start of the war?

Watch The Winter Patriots

Learn the Battles of Princeton and Trenton with this 30 minute film!

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