Washington's Crossing - Study Guide Good Ground Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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The Americans expected an attack in great strength by British and Hessian troops. They decided it would be best for them to have it in Trenton, on their own ground. Trenton however, was not easily defensible as they learned from the last battle. Their objective was to entice the enemy into an assault on the Americans' turf. This was to be a defensive battle that could prove to be dangerous if something did not go their way. If it did, then the reward would also be greater.

Even though the British caught sight of the approaching American army, the Americans still had the advantage and had some amount of surprise in their attack. The British took heavy losses. The Americans found out that the British leaders were planning to strike at either Trenton or Crosswicks. Washington got the troops together and set to...

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