On This Date December 26,1776- The Battle of Trenton

December 26, 1776 – The Battle of Trenton; in the morning of December 26, the Continental
Army defeated the Hessians. The Americans attacked in groups, one down the two main streets
from the Northeast, the other along the river road. The American cannons denied the Hessians
the ability to form up in the streets. The Hessians unsuccessfully attempted to retreat and were
completely surrounded by the Continental Army. As a result of the battle, the Americans
captured nearly 900 Hessian soldiers within 90 minutes. In addition, they took the supplies that
had been placed in Trenton for use by the British army

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