Washington Crossing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington’s Crossing and March to Trenton
December 25 / 26, 1776
Crossing Begins |
Dec., 25 – 4:00 PM:
Washington crossed with commanders John Sullivan, Nathanael Greene, John Glover, and Henry Knox along with 2,400 troops, 18 cannons, baggage, and approximately 50 – 75 horses.
Dec., 26 – 4:00 AM:
Washington and his men have crossed the river (several hours later than expected) and proceeded to march towards Trenton.
Dec., 26 – 6:00 AM:
Washington divided his troops for a two-pronged attack.
Dec., 26 – 8:00 AM:
Washington’s party was just outside of Trenton. He pointed to a nearby house, and ordered the men to open fire. The Battle of Trenton was on.
Dec., 26 – 9:30 AM:
The Battle of Trenton was over , with 900 captured Hessians and about 100 Hessians dead.
Location. 40° 17.663′ N, 74° 52.216′ W. Marker is in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker can be reached from River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32) north of County Route 546, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Washington Crossing Historic Park, on Embarkation Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Crossing PA 18977, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance The Growth of a Village (a few steps from this marker); The Durham Boat (a few steps from this marker); A Nation's Signature Event (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Crossing the Delaware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Crossed the Delaware (about 600 feet away); Washington Crossing (about 600 feet away); Washington's Crossing of Delaware (about 800 feet away); The Christmas Night Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington Crossing.
More about this marker. A map on the right side of the marker indicates the Continental Army’s approach to Trenton and troop movements during the battle.
The left side of the marker contains images of 1. Hessian Officer’s Pistol; 2. British Officer’s Sword; 3. Colonial Militia Rifle *; 4. Colonial Currency; 5. Colonial Militia Shot Bag *; 6. Rifleman’s Knife *; 7. Lead Shot, Rifle and Musket Balls; 8. Colonial Militia Powder Horn *; 9. Map of the Battle of Trenton; 10. Hessian Potsdam Musket (Reproduction); 11. Hessian Helmet Reproduction. items used by American Militia Men are marked with an asterisk.
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Crossing. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Account of the Battle of Trenton from a British perspective. BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.