Battle of Trenton, The

DESCRIPTION: "On Christmas day in seventy-six Our gallant troops with bayonets fixed For Trenton marched away." The Americans cross the Delaware River and attack and scatter the Hessian garrison. The soldiers toast the memory of that day
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Griswold's "Curiosities of American literature," according to Eggleston)
KEYWORDS: war rebellion battle river patriotic
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec. 25, 1776 - The colonial army under Washington crosses the Delaware River and successfully attacks a force of Hessian mercenaries in their winter quarters at Trenton
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Scott-BoA, pp. 72-74, "The Battle of Trenton" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, p. 123, "Battle of Trenton" (1 text)

File: SBoA072

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