Titusville in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Retreat and Counterattack – 1776
Directly across from this point, near the Pennsylvania shore, is the island behind which Washington hid the Durham and ferry boats for his return on Christmas night 1776 to attack the British mercenary Hessian troops in Trenton.
By his daring victory at Trenton, Washington and his Continental army restored the ebbing spirit of the colonies in their struggle for independence from Britain, and paved the way for the ultimate victory over Cornwallis five years later at Yorktown, Virginia.
Erected by Washington Crossing State Park.
Location. 40° 17.893′ N, 74° 52.138′ W. Marker is in Titusville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on River Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Washington Crossing State Park, on a park road just off River Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Spring House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prelude to Victory (about 400 feet away); Site of Crossing (about 500 feet away); Johnson Ferry House (about 600 feet away); Washington Crossing (about 600 feet away); Ferry Site (about 600 feet away); An Historic Site (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Continental Lane (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville.
Also see . . . Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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