Titusville (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 deatj.” 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.
Location. 40° 17.945′ N, 74° 52.079′ W. Marker is in Titusville (Hopewell Township), New Jersey, in Mercer County. Touch for map. This marker is in Washington Crossing State Park on the grounds of the Johnson
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); An Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville (Hopewell Township).
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 29 times this year. 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. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.