Posted on December 24, 2008 at 5:49pm
General George Washington, with his 2400 men and 18 guns, crossed the Delaware River to attack 1400 Hessians commanded by Colonel Rahl (Rall by some accounts).
The Hessian mercenaries, fighting for the British, were surprised and defeated in a matter of an hour and a half.
The effect of the battle of Trenton was out of all proportion to the numbers involved and the casualties. The American effort across the… Continue