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Battle of Trenton

Coordinates: 40°13′33″N 74°45′53″W / 40.22583°N 74.76472°W / 40.22583; -74.76472
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Battle of Trenton
Part of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Trenton, H. Charles McBarron Jr.
DateDecember 26, 1776 (1776-12-26)
40°13′33″N 74°45′53″W / 40.22583°N 74.76472°W / 40.22583; -74.76472
Result American victory[1]
 United States Hesse-Cassel
Commanders and leaders
George Washington
Nathanael Greene
John Sullivan
Johann Rall 
2,400[2] 1,500[3]
Casualties and losses
2 dead from exposure
5 wounded[4]
22 killed
83 wounded
800–900 captured[5]

The Battle of Trenton was fought on December 26, 1776 in Trenton, New Jersey. It was a part of the American Revolutionary War. George Washington led the Continental Army against Hessians in Trenton. The Americans won the battle, after Washington crossed the Delaware[6]


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  1. Wood, W.J. Henry (2003). Battles of the Revolutionary War. Da Capo Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-306-81329-7.[permanent dead link]
  2. Fischer, 2006, pp. 391–393
  3. Fischer, 2006, p. 396
  4. Fischer, 2006, p. 406
  5. Fischer, 2006,, p. 254. Casualty numbers vary slightly with the Hessian forces, usually between 21–23 killed, 80–95 wounded and 890–920 captured (including the wounded), but it is generally agreed that the casualties were in this area.
  6. Fischer, David Hackett (2006). Washington's Crossing. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-517034-2.