Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania
After suffering defeats to the British Army in New York and New Jersey, General George Washington retreated to the Pennsylvania banks of the Delaware River in early December 1776. On Christmas night, Washington boldly moved approximately 2400 men under his command across the Delaware. Advancing to Trenton in sleet and snow, Washington attacked Hessian troops fighting for Britain, captured the city and reversed the fortunes of the Continental Army. The event is ingrained in the American memory as a significant turning point of the American Revolution.