Thursday, May 7, 2015

Crossing the Delaware

This is the spot on the Delaware that George Washington crossed in December 1776. We know the river was wider. Those people on the bench are sitting on landfill. Between the river and the place I stood to take the photo is a canal and a highway which are also on landfill.

It took George 10 hours to get his 2400 men plus horses and cannons across that river. And then they marched 9 miles in a nasty winter storm to attack the Hessians stationed in Trenton. All that for a 90 minute battle in which they captured 900 men and had a much needed victory.

Morning temperature: 56 degrees

Steps: 8511

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