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Brandon2018 December 26th, 2016 5:39am

At this time exactly 240 years ago, Washington and his troops were crossing the Delaware river less than a mile from my house to battle Hessian soldiers in Trenton. The battle of Trenton was a major continental victory, raising soldiers' morale.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/26/16 11:57 am

I can't imagine what they went through. They say just the trek alone was harrowing. But many attribute the moral boost to the winning of the war due to the swelling in troop numbers that followed that battle.

12/26/16 10:11 am

Knowing factual history is essential to keep from repeating the bad parts like president elect you know who that exhibits traits like someone else in1933

12/26/16 12:57 pm

Get over yourself and stop whining.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/26/16 8:47 am

It's cool you live so close. The best thing I can say is that I live where Adlai Stevenson is buried and where senator David Davis, Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager was from. Lincoln rode the law circuit here too. Other than that, it's pretty dead historically.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/26/16 9:40 am

I could walk there in 15 minutes. Also, im hoping to get a house closer to the river when i can afford it. Its a beautiful area in the spring and summer.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/26/16 9:41 am

There as in the river. Your historic place is also interesting

Hunter6P Texas
12/26/16 7:36 am

The battle of Saratoga was the turning point because France decided we actually had a shot and decided to back us on the war.

Carcano Luke 10 19
12/26/16 4:49 am

I find that specific battle disgusting and dishonorable. Attacking a bunch of drunk Germans celebrating their favorite holiday is a massacre, not a victory.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/26/16 7:30 am

Well youd make for a terrible army general. You wouldnt be able to take control of anything of you think like that.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
12/26/16 9:30 am

The truth is simply this. If the American army attempted to fight the British or German mercenaries in a traditional and honorable manner, they would have been annihilated.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/26/16 12:06 pm

One of their top Generals was warned by a spy, but thought so little of the Americans that he ignored the warning. And you may call it a massacre, but rather than killing everyone, Washington took nearly a thousand prisoner and he had them treated MUCH better than the enemy was treating our captured soldiers.

IMO, they didn't deserve the good treatment either considering how they terrorized and plundered the citizens and homes of people who weren't even involved in the war. Of course, their despicable actions spurred many to war who likely would have otherwise remained on the sidelines, so maybe I should be thanking them for being awful.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/25/16 10:42 pm

I am proud to call it local history. Without the victory in Trenton, we would have lost the revolution due to an extreme loss in morale, soldiers leaving the continental army, and a lack of congressional support.