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Battle Of Trenton
Transcript of Battle Of Trenton
Washington had stationed a spy, named John Honeyman, posing as a Tory, in Trenton. He was a butcher and weaver who traded with the British and Hessians which enabled him to gather intelligence, and also convince the Hessians that the Continental Army was in such a low state of morale that they would not attack Trenton. Greene's was keeping rivers and streams between army and the enemy
The Battle of Trenton took place in Trenton, New Jersey.
Of the British 22 Hessian forces were killed in action. The Americans suffered only 2 deaths.
The leaders of the Battle of Trenton were Nathanael Greene, George Washington, and Johann Rahl.
The Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of December 26, 1776.
Washington Crosses the Delaware River
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After General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River North of Trenton the previous night, he led the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured.
The Americans overturned the psychological dominance achieved by the British government troops in the previous months.
Johann Rahl was a son of Captain Joachim Rall who served in the regiment of Major General Donop. The first mention of Johann Rall was as a new cadet of the same regiment on March 1, 1740. By 1776, Rall belonged to the infantry regiment of the 1st Division and commanded approximately 1,200 men fighting for Great Britain in the American War of Independence. Rall himself was misled by John Honeyman, a spy of Washington. According to one account, Rall was busy playing cards the night before the attack at the home of Abraham Hunt when he was handed a note from a local Loyalist who'd seen Washington's forces gathering. Then after receiving the message, placed it in his coat pocket without reading it. While leading his troops in retreat from the battle of Trenton, Rall was struck by a musket ball. He died later that day from his injuries. The note informing the colonel of the attack was later found in his coat pocket.
Born at Wakefield Farm, Westmoreland County. Had little formal schooling, he took up surveying, for a wealthy Virginia landowner and later became a county surveyor. The only trip he has made outside of the United States was with his half-brother Lawrence, to Barbados. After his death Washington joins the militia and Inheritance everything. At 23 he becomes commander of all Virginia troops. When he resigns he gets elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. He later married to Martha Washington in 1759, but he never had any children of his own. He retires in 1783 from the Continental Army and the Constitution is
created 4 years later. He then becomes the first president in 1788 and does 2 terms, before retiring to Mount Vernon were he dies for a throat infection 3 years later.
Was the most trusted general of the revolutionary army, was Washington’s friend and comrade-in-arms. His family was one of the first settlers in Rhode Island. He got thorough training in books that were available at the time, like the bible. Helped created a library and the first public school in Coventry. He was know to be a good debater and was very dependable which elected him to the General assembly in Rhode Island. In 1774 he got married to Catherine Littlefield and had 4 children. 1783 he retired from the army and moved down to Savannah River. He died 2 years later when he returned home from visiting his friend’s plantation.