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Aug 20, 2008 - Washington's Crossing, PA

Washington’s Crossing Historic Park is in two sections 3 miles apart. As it was late in the day we visited the southern section. When retreating from NJ to PA Washington had all boats on the river moved to the PA side to stop the British pursuit. On Dec. 25th, 1776, Washington and 2,400 men crossed the ice-choked Delaware River back into NJ. The expected three hour crossing extended to eight hours due to bad weather. Once on the NJ side they marched into Trenton for a much needed victory over the Hessians. The boat house adjacent to the...

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Jun 13, 2008 - Washington Crossing

The Delaware River above Trenton, New Jersey- Friday, June 13 In eastern Pennsylvania there is a small town called Washington Crossing. It sits on the west side of the Delaware River. Directly across the river you are an eight hour march north of Trenton, New Jersey. The town takes it's name from an event that happened here in 1776, and 211 years later we still remember that event and look back on it with pride and admiration. That event, of course, is the Christmas night when General George Washington and 2,400 men of the Continental Army...

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