Inside the Vault: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River

On January 6, 2022, our curators were joined by Dr. Phillip Hamilton to learn about George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on December 25–26, 1776, and the Battle of Trenton. We discussed Washington’s orders to his troops and General Henry Knox’s first-hand account of the crossing and the battle.

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Use the timestamps below to jump to the topics you want to view

  • Who was Henry Knox?: 2:52–8:53
  • Timeline of the Crossing of the Delaware River: 8:55–15:42
  • Washington's Order of March to Trenton: 15:45–28:33
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware: 52:25–57:27
  • Henry Knox to Lucy Knox: 32:35–1:06:42

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