New Jersey Battles

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Washington had a humiliating defeat at Long Valley, soon it was Lee’s turn. Lee brought his troops into battle unprepared, he risked everyone's’ safety and put freedom in question. Two years earlier, Washington suffered a shameful lost at Long Valley and was about to lose everything when he ordered a retreat across the Delaware on the icy, cold Christmas night. He put everything in jeopardy but came out with an ambush in Trenton against the Hessians. After that win, Washington decided to try and ambush the British. This time, his right-handed man, Alexander Hamilton blockaded the troops in Princeton at the Princeton University. These battles all took place in one colony, New Jersey; it was the crossroads of the Revolutionary war with three major battles: Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth.

Research Highlights

Research Highlights

  • After the battle of Trenton and Princeton, moral was up and the colonists had hope that they would win the war.
  • The battle of Trenton "was more a last ditch effort than a risky Christmas day assault.”(EBSCO)
  • The battles of Trenton and Princeton were both an ambush.
  • The British thought they had the army surrounded while Washington was ending his march to Princeton.
  • At Monmouth, the American army and the British army have the same amount of skill level but use different skills.
  • At Monmouth, Lee tried to cut off Cornwallis but failed when information was intercepted.