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27 Dec 2017 10:51 a.m. PST
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Ironwolf27 Dec 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

January 2nd, 1777 General Washington returned to Trenton, NJ. After beating a German battalion at Trenton a few days earlier. Washington decided to meet Gen. Cornwallis counter attack at Trenton, behind Assunpink Creek.

Cornwallis thinking he had Washington's command cornered and in the bag, decided to wait to finish Washington off in the morning.

In the middle of the night, Gen. Washington sneaked away with his command and struck Princeton on January 3rd, 1777.

Between December 25, 1776 January 5, 1777 Washington had won three engagements against the British, then marched to Morristown, NJ to settle into winter camp.


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Prince Alberts Revenge27 Dec 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

Thanks for the reminder. Growing up in Southern NJ, you see monuments of some local leaders who were involved in this battle as well as others. I think the Gloucester Militia battalions were the ones most active in Southern NJ. Cool stuff to think that the same areas where I grew up had Revolutionary War action a few hundred years prior.

Winston Smith27 Dec 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

This battle is on my to do list.

Ironwolf27 Dec 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

I use to run it at game cons in our area. I'll see if I still have any pictures from then and post them.

Old Contemptibles27 Dec 2017 8:10 p.m. PST

I didn't see any game photos.

Ironwolf30 Dec 2017 4:01 p.m. PST

I must've clicked on the wrong board, this was meant for Today in History board.

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