Washington's Crossing - Hard Choices Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Washington had the victory he needed. Luck was on his side. He also knew he awoke a formidable enemy. Washington was in a delicate spot because if he made any mistakes or if fortune turned against him, he could ruin the American cause. Not only that, but he was worried about the state of the forces and the weather. Washington was afraid that the army would be completely lost if they had to fight another battle on a frozen field.

The enemy was fast making its way back toward the east side of the state. John Cadwalader urged Washington to get the troops rounded up to continue pushing them from the state. It could have turned a victory into a larger triumph. After much debate, the consensus was to pursue the enemy. They determined that one victory was not enough.

It was difficult...

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