Hopewell Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Prelude to Victory
During the landing Washington would frequently return to the comfort of the tavern to review with his guides and officers the strategy of the approach to Trenton. To insure secrecy, Washington directed Gen. Stephens to encircle the landing area with pickets “so that no man may leave or enter.” He ordered “a profound silence to be enjoined, and no man to quit his ranks on the pain of death.” No fires were permitted.
The Continental soldiers, cold and miserable as they waited out there in the dark, did not know that, in a few hours, they would mold history in an incredible victory.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1363 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. Spring House (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Ferry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Retreat and Counterattack – 1776 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Site (about 800 feet away); Washington Crossing (about 800 feet away); The Site of Washington’s Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.