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Reflections on Trenton
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On a cold, snowy Christmas night, 237 years ago, General George Washington and his troops crossed the half-frozen Delaware River, then marched nine miles to attack the Hessian mercenaries guarding Trenton, New Jersey. This was a bold, dangerous, and unconventional maneuver. River crossings are tough enough in daylight with good weather, extremely hazardous at night in bad weather.