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By David Bonk

Following the conflict of White River and the autumn of Forts Washington and Lee in the course of the American progressive struggle (1775-1783), George Washington withdrew his military, crossing the Delaware River to regroup. besides the fact that, with morale at a serious low and the phrases of enlistment of lots of his troops set to run out, Washington selected yet another strike earlier than the wintry weather climate made army operations very unlikely. Re-crossing the Delaware on Christmas evening, 1776, Washington's military stunned the Hessian garrison at Trenton and controlled to kill, wound or trap 1,000 of the enemy for the lack of basically 4 males. Then, warding off an important engagement with the British military lower than normal Cornwallis that have been despatched to trace him down, Washington attacked and defeated one other small British strength at Princeton. Having inflicted expensive and embarrassing defeats at the British forces, Washington withdrew his military into iciness quarters at Morristown.

Using a mixture of contemporary images and interval art, this booklet tells the tale of the mythical crusade that restored the morale of yank forces, triggered the British to desert huge elements of latest Jersey, and demonstrated common George Washington's recognition as a bold army strategist.

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