George and the Delaware
By: Karen Lin, Judy Xu, Manjusha Warrier, & Malvika Sridhar
George Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851)
Story Truth (from the POV of George Washington) By: Judy Xu
Happening Truth By: Malvika Sridhar
During the American Revolutionary War, Washington and 2400 soldiers crossed the Delaware River. They began their feat on 11 pm on December 25, 1776. The next morning at 8 AM, they reached the outskirts of the town of Trenton , New Jersey. He and his soldiers snuck up on the enemy Hessian forces here. The enemy forces were caught off guard, and although some escaped, many of them were captured. Although they were able to capture many of the enemy forces, Washington’s army had to retreat due to low artillery and arms, because the majority of the troops did not cross the Delaware in time for the mission. From a strategic perspective, this victory is not all that significant.