Washington has a very risky plan - to strike Trenton in the middle of Christmas night. Will his plan work? Or will the Continental Army be defeated, once and for all?

John Cadwalader

John Cadwalader

John Cadwalader was supposed to lead troops and follow Washington across the Delaware River, providing much-needed artillery and supplies.

What happened?

Map: The Battle of Trenton

This digital map helps show the movement of troops in the Battle of Trenton

The Battle of Trenton

Map: The Battle of Second Trenton

This digital map helps show the movement of troops in the Battle of Second Trenton

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Why was crossing the Delaware River considered to be so risky?

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