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Site of Crossing

 
 
Site of Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
1. Site of Crossing Marker
Inscription. [Marker Front]:
View of the Delaware River at the site where Washington crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, Christmas Night, 1776, with 2400 men, artillery and supplies. The troops marched nine miles to attack the Hessians stationed at Trenton. The “Battle of Trenton”, December 26, 1776, resulted in a major victory for Washington’s army.

[Marker Reverse]:
Units of Washington’s Army that crossed the Delaware River December 25, 1776

Washington’s Staff
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry
Commander in Chief's Guard (Washington's Life Guard)

Bridgehead and Advance Guard
Brig. Gen. Adam Stephen’s Brigade
Elliot’s 4th Va. Regt.
Buckner’s 6th Va. Regt.
Scott’s 5th Va. Regt.

Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene’s Division
Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer’s Brigade
          20th Continental Regt. (Durkee’s Conn.)
          Bradley’s Battalion Conn. State Troops
          27th Continental Regt. (Hutchinson’s Mass.)
          Smallwood’s 1st Maryland Regt.
          Stephenson’s Md. – Va. Rifle Regt.

Brig. Gen Lord Stirling’s (William Alexander) Brigade
          Weedon’s 3rd Va. Regt.
          Haslet’s Delaware Regt.
          Read’s 1st Va. Regt.
 
Rear of Site of Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
2. Rear of Site of Crossing Marker
        Miles’ Penn. State Rifle Regt.

Brig. Gen. Roche deFermoy’s Brigade
          Hausseger’s Penn. – Md. Rifle Bm
          1st Contintental Regt. (Hand’s Rifle Regt.)

Artillery
(in support of the several brigades)
Col. Henry Knox in Command
          Companies of Knox’s Continental Artillery
          New York State Company of Artillery
          Eastern Company New York State Artillery
          Western Company New York State Artillery
          Mass. Company Continental Artillery
          New York Company Continental Artillery
          2nd Company Penn. State Artillery
          Seamen from Penn. State Navy reinforced gun crews of the above artillery units

Maj. Gen. John Sullivan’s Division
Col. Paul D. Sargent’s Brigade
          16th Continental Regt. (Sargent’s Mass.)
          Ward’s Conn. Regt.
          13th Continental Regt. (Reed’s Mass.)
          Gransevoort 3rd New York Regt.

Col. John Glover’s Brigade
          3rd Continental Regt. (Learned’s Mass.)
          19th Continental Regt. (Webb’s Conn.)
          14th Continental Regt. (Glover’s Marblehead, Mass.)
          23rd Continental Regt. (Bailey’s Mass.)
          26th Continental Regt. (Baldwin’s Mass.)

Col. John Glover’s
Site of Crossing Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
3. Site of Crossing Marker - Front
Brigade
          5th Continental Regt. (Stark’s N.H.)
          2nd Continental Regt. (Reed’s N.H.)
          8th Continental Regt. (Poor’s N.H.)
          15th Continental Regt. (Paterson’s Mass.)
 
Location. 40° 17.913′ N, 74° 52.043′ W. Marker is in Titusville (Hopewell Township), New Jersey, in Mercer County. Click for map. This marker is in Washington Crossing State Park near the Johnson Ferry House. It can only be reached on foot and is on a rise overlooking Route 29 and the Delaware River. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prelude to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Ferry House (about 400 feet away); Continental Lane (about 400 feet away); Retreat and Counterattack – 1776 (about 500 feet away); Ferry Site (about 600 feet away); Washington Crossing (about 600 feet away); An Historic Site (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville (Hopewell Township).
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Crossing Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
4. Site of Crossing Marker - Back
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By Gary Nigh, August 2008
5. Site of Crossing Marker
View from Site of Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
6. View from Site of Crossing Marker
Route 29 is in the foreground and the Delaware River can be seen through the trees.
Washington Crossing the Delaware image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
7. Washington Crossing the Delaware
Gen. Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River during the 60th annual reenactment of the Crossing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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