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Friday, August 14, 2009

Not so Silent Night

The war raged on but the British were making mistakes. They underestimated the Continental Army, their uniforms were bright red, and the colonists were fighting for a cause, fighting to be free.



Winter came, and it was cold. The Colonists were hungry and freezing. They camped out outside of Trenton (which is New Jersey) and huddled up for the winter.

General Washington knew something had to be done and he decided on a Christmas present for the British.

His first thought about getting them all sweaters with reindeer on them and then another thought occurred to him.



And so, Washington and his men crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night.




The surprise was a hit, 1000 Germans fighting for the British had no idea what was happening.


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