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Washington Crossing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Crossing

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. Washington Crossing Marker
Inscription. Here Washington and his men braved ice and sleet Christmas night, 1776, to cross the Delaware and to surprise and defeat the Hessians at Trenton. The victory gave new life to the patriot cause.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.108′ N, 74° 52.742′ W. Marker is in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Washington Crossing Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Crossing PA 18977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic District of Titusville (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); Washington's Crossing of Delaware (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Washington Crossing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Crossed the Delaware (approx. 0.6 miles away); Retreat and Counterattack – 1776 (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Johnson Ferry House (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Spring House (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Continental Lane (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Crossing.
 
Also see . . .
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By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. Marker in Washington Crossing

1. Washington Crossing Historic Park. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Washington Crossing - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. Washington Crossing Marker
The marker is located within Washington Crossing Historic Park on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.
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By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
4. Site of the Crossing
Gen. George Washington and his army made an 11 hour crossing of the Delaware River at this location on the night of December 25, 1776. They subsequently marched on Trenton and defeated the Hessians posted there.
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By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
5. Washington Crossing the Delaware
Gen. George Washington (standing left) and his troops are seen here crossing the Delaware River during the 60th annual reenactment of the Crossing.
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By Artist - Emanuel Leutze, 1851
6. Washington Crossing the Delaware
Leutze's depiction of Washington's attack on the Hessians at Trenton on December 25, 1776, was a great success in America and in Germany. Leutze began his first version of this subject in 1849. It was damaged in his studio by fire in 1850 and, although restored and acquired by the Bremen Kunsthalle, was again destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942. In 1850, Leutze began this version of the subject, which was placed on exhibition in New York during October of 1851. At this showing Marshall O. Roberts bought the canvas for the then-enormous sum of $10,000. In 1853, M. Knoedler published an engraving of it. Many studies for the painting exist, as do copies by other artists.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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