The Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of 12/26/1776, during the Revolutionary War, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans.
The Sanhicans, a Native American tribe, previously occupied the site of modern-day Trenton. They called the area Assunpink, a name that means “stony, watery place" and refers to the rocky falls in the nearby stretch of the Delaware River.
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Edward Percy Moran, Washington inspecting the captured colors after the battle of Trenton. Lithograph of painting by Hayes Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y., 1914. / Battle of Trenton · George Washington's Mount Vernon