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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Second Battle of Trenton

 
 
The Second Battle of Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. The Second Battle of Trenton Marker
Inscription. On this site, late in the afternoon of January 2, 1777, General Washington’s “Little Band” of determined men and boys won the Second Battle of Trenton. Having amassed a great concentration of artillery and small-arms power, the Americans withstood three powerful charges by the enemy and exacted a heavy toll in killed and wounded. This stand enabled the Americans to outflank the enemy during the night and march on to another victory at Princeton, thus completing the ten days that kept a dying revolution alive.
 
Location. 40° 13.076′ N, 74° 45.837′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Broad Street (U.S. 206) 0.2 miles south of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. On a pole below a marker for Mahlon Stacy's Grist Mill. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mahlon Stacy’s Grist Mill (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Triumphal Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Alexander Douglass (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor Opera House (about 600 feet away);
The Second Battle of Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 29, 2012
2. The Second Battle of Trenton Marker
Two markers are located here. The Second Battle of Trenton marker is the lower of the two seen here.
In Loving Memory of Fire Fighters (about 600 feet away); Mill Hill Historic District (about 700 feet away); The Alexander Douglass House (about 700 feet away); Douglass House (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Second Battle of Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, April 12, 1999
3. The Second Battle of Trenton Marker
The Second Battle of Trenton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 29, 2012
4. The Second Battle of Trenton
The Second Battle of Trenton is reenacted in Mill Hill Park, adjacent to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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