Henry Knox's orders for Washington's crossing of the Delaware: Document in a Minute

Gilder Lehrman Collection curator Beth Huffer discusses General Washington's 1776 orders for troops to march to Trenton. This copy of Washington’s orders, with a map of Trenton drawn on the back, belonged to Henry Knox, chief artillery officer, and was written in his own hand. The Collection also holds Knox’s firsthand account of the battle, in a letter written to his wife Lucy on December 28.