Return of Prisoners taken at Trenton the 26th, December 1776 by the Army under the command of his Excellency General Washington

Papers of
the  Continental Congress 1774-1789, Item 152: Letters from Gen. George
 Washington, Commander in Chief of the Army, 1775-84; Records of the  
Continental and  Confederation Congresses and the  Constitutional  
Convention; Record Group 360

On the morning of December 26, 1776, Continental
troops commanded by General George Washington launched a surprise
attack on Hessian mercenaries barracked at Trenton, New Jersey,
scoring an important  inspirational victory and capturing 918 prisoners,
as detailed on this  “Return of Prisoners.”

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