Hopewell Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Crossing
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.
Units of Washington’s Army that crossed the Delaware River December 25, 1776
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.
Brig. Gen Lord Stirling’s (William Alexander) Brigade
Weedon’s 3rd Va. Regt.
Haslet’s Delaware Regt.
Read’s 1st Va. Regt.
Miles’ Penn. State Rifle Regt.
Brig. Gen. Roche deFermoy’s Brigade
Hausseger’s Penn. – Md. Rifle Bm
1st Contintental Regt. (Hand’s Rifle Regt.)
(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.)
23rd Continental Regt. (Bailey’s Mass.)
26th Continental Regt. (Baldwin’s Mass.)
Col. John Glover’s 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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 26, 1861.
Location. 40° 17.913′ N, 74° 52.043′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from River Road. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1357 River Rd, Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Washington Crossing (about 600 feet away); Crossing of the Delaware (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 7. submitted on December 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.