Washington's Crossing - Study Guide The River Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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On Christmas day, the American troops got ready for their river crossing. They knew the importance of this, and their destination was originally kept secret. The plans were to cross the Delaware River under cover of darkness and attack Trenton a little before dawn, using all their strength. Unfortunately, the weather continued to deteriorate and a nor'easter blew through. Time was vital to the success of the operation. Between the troops, weapons, and supplies they needed to get across the river, traveling in the storm put them back by four hours.

Several times during the operation Washington believed they were finished. He was beside himself when he realized they would have to attack in the daylight. He was sure that the element of surprise was lost. The men were soaked and chilled to the bone, but were in remarkably good spirits. The men's...

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