The Site of Washington's Crossing

The Site of Washington's Crossing (HM4I6)

Location: Hopewell Township, NJ 08560 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.804', W 74° 52.054'

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General George Washington and 2400 Continental soldiers crossed the icy Delaware River from Pennsylvania and landed at this spot on Christmas night 1776 on their way to attack the British mercenary force of Hessian soldiers at Trenton.

The last of the rebel soldiers, horses, and 18 cannon landed from the Durham and ferry boats in the pre-dawn hours of December 26 and assembled in a snowcovered field next to the nearby Ferry House. They made a surprise attack on Trenton at dawn, killing or wounding over 100 Hessians and capturing 900 along with their arms, ammunition, and artillery.

That afternoon the victorious but exhausted Continentals marched their prisoners back through the snow and re-crossed into Pennsylvania. The captured Hessians were marched through Philadelphia on New Years Day 1777. This victory, after so many defeats, renewed the spirits of the rebellious colonies and is recognized as "The Turning Point of the American Revolution."
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I Saw The Marker

At lower river section of Washington Crossing SP. By Nelson House at parking lot.

Oct 9, 2015 at 11:35am PDT by babybago

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HM NumberHM4I6
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Placed ByWashington Crossing State Park
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6 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511255 N 4460700
Decimal Degrees40.29673333, -74.86756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.804', W 74° 52.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 48.24" N, 74° 52' 3.24" W
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Area Code(s)908, 609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141 River Dr, Hopewell Township NJ 08560, US
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