Stephenson, Michael
June 2007
Military History;Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p42
The article relates the aggressiveness of former U.S. general George Washington during the Battles of Brooklyn and Trenton in New York and New Jersey in December 1776. He coordinated an attack against the Hessians in Trenton with only 2,400 led by officers Nathanael Greene, John Sullivan and James Ewing. The attack led to the defeat of Britich Colonel Johann Rall. He sent back his army to Delaware in support of Colonel John Cadwalader for the second Trenton Battle without an exit strategy.


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