The Crossing of the Delaware
& The Battles of Trenton & Princeton
Welcome Patriots! This show is being released on December 31, which is the time frame of the topics of today's show!
Today I talk about the Crossing of the Delaware, who was there, how it was done and discuss the details often overlooked. I discuss the 10-mile march to Trenton, what happened at the battles of Trenton and Princeton, and how these victories not only changed the morale and the trajectory of the Continental Army, but the entire war. I dive deep into this one and ended up being the longest show (53 minutes) to date, a good one to end the year 2022 with.
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Recommended Reading: (click on book to order / more details)
Entire movie "The Crossing" which is excellent & historically accurate
Reenactment of the crossing, done by Friends of Washington Crossing Park.
You can view and experience what it may have looked like.
A 15 minute summary of the crossing and battles. This is a must watch, and you can watch it on YouTube if you are signed in.
A 4 minute summary of the Battles of Trenton & Princeton.
Liberty Kids cover the crossing and the battles. Especially good for kids. Liberty Kids is an excellent resource for the American Revolution and key figures. Originally aired in 2002, you can find all of their videos on YouTube, click here if interested.
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External Links - click to explore
Pictures, Portraits & More
Pano-view of where the Crossing of the Delaware took place from
Pennsylvania side, looking across river to the banks of New Jersey.
My wife Lisa and I with the Delaware River behind us.
This is the location that Washington and his army crossed.
Video of the spot Washington crossed the Delaware and then on to win the Battle of Trenton.
McConkey Ferry Inn - This is where Washington and his Council of War dined, slept and made plans for the crossing and the upcoming Battle of Trenton.
Inside the McConkey Ferry Inn - This is the location where the battle plans were made.
Letter (and transcription) of letter written by Washington after making the critical decision.
Replicas of one type of boat that was used by the Continental Army to cross the Delaware
Video of the boats that were used to cross the Delaware.
Battle Map for Battle of Trenton
Battle of Trenton Painting by Charles McBarron
What it may have looked like on the march to Trenton.
Leutze famous painting of Crossing of the Delaware. Likely, the most famous painting in America
Mort Kuntster depiction of Washington Crossing, some say this is a more accurate depiction.
Map of Princeton by John Cadwallader
Painting of Washington at Princeton, as discussed in detail on the podcast
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