Revolutionary War: 1775-1799
It was Christmas night, 1776, in the midst
of a howling snow storm, when the 14th Continental Regiment, many of whom
were sailors and fishermen from Marblehead, Massachusetts, assisted in
ferrying George Washington and his troops across the Delaware River,
without the loss of a single man or piece of equipment, to attack a
British garrison at Trenton, New Jersey. They then participated in
the successful attack, and subsequently ferried the army back across the
river, with approximately 900 Hessian prisoners captured in the battle.
It was a turning point in the war for independence!
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, 1851, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
1 Jan 1776 Revolutionary War - The First 14th Infantry Regiment Biographical Information - John Glover (1732-1797) and the history of the 14th Regiment History of Colonel Glover's Regiment Origins of the 14th Continental Regiment Washington's First Navy 29-30 Aug 1776 Saving General Washington at Long Island 18 Oct 1776 Glover: Action at Pelham 25 Dec 1776 Washington Crossing the Delaware 26 Dec 1776 Attack on Trenton 25-26 Dec 1776 Attack on Trenton: Order of Battle Officers, Names and Deeds Notes Regarding Officers, Names and Deeds
1775-1777 14th Continental Regiment (Wikipedia) 1776 Orderly Book of Captain Moses Brown's Beverly Company 18 Oct 1776 Battle at Pell's Point (City of New York Parks & Recreation) 25 Dec 1776 Battle of Trenton (Wikipedia) Glover's Marblehead Regiment in the War of the Revolution (PDF) (Library of Congress) John Glover - Overlooked Hero (National Park Service) Major General John Glover (Sons of the American Revolution) General John Glover (1732-1797)
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Revolutionary War: 1775 - 1779
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