Retreat and Counterattack - 1776

Retreat and Counterattack - 1776 (HM4I3)

Location: Hopewell Township, NJ 08560 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.893', W 74° 52.138'

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General George Washington, after losing New York to the British, led his rebel army in retreat through New Jersey and on Sunday, December 8, 1776 crossed the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. He commandeered every available boat along the river so that Lord Cornwallis's army would be unable to pursue him to attack Philadelphia and capture the Continental Congress.

Directly across from this point, near the Pennsylvania shore, is the island behind which Washington hid the Durham and ferry boats for his return on Christmas night 1776 to attack the British mercenary Hessian troops in Trenton.

By his daring victory at Trenton, Washington and his Continental army restored the ebbing spirit of the colonies in their struggle for independence from Britain, and paved the way for the ultimate victory over Cornwallis five years later at Yorktown, Virginia.
HM NumberHM4I3
Placed ByWashington Crossing State Park
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DAWN ENGLER  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511136 N 4460865
Decimal Degrees40.29821667, -74.86896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.893', W 74° 52.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 53.58" N, 74° 52' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)908, 609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141 River Dr, Hopewell Township NJ 08560, US
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In second parking lot lower river at Washington Crossing SP. Near the restroom.

Oct 9, 2015 at 11:40am PDT by babybago

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