Washington's Crossing - The Bridge Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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The British needed to regroup and strike back hard. Cornwallis intended to march on Trenton. Colonel Donop disagreed since he knew how quickly the Americans could move against them. Cornwallis held to his own opinion. The Hessian officers were angry about the defeat in Trenton. They were out for revenge on the Americans.

While Cornwallis had no shortage of soldiers, the Americans posted in strength. They were particularly bold in their approach to the British. They did what they needed to prevent the British from getting back into Trenton. They forced Cornwallis' troops into battle. The bridge at Assunpink Creek was crucial for the Americans to protect since this was the best way to cross the river that was otherwise almost impassable and get back into Trenton. The Americans were able to hold the bridge at its most important point through the use...

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