Rough water has blocked Revolutionary War buffs from reenacting George Washington‘s historic crossing of the Delaware River.
“This time, Delaware crosses up Washington” reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
Gen. Washington, you may recall, boated 2400 American soldiers (plus 50 horses!) across the Delaware for a surprise attack on Hessian troops on Christmas night of 1776. Final tally: 22 Germans killed, 900 captured, two colonials frozen to death.
The Washington Crossing Historic Park website has fine details on that original rough night, including a smackdown of Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting, plus a bonus semi-smackdown of the term Hessians. (Some were Anspach-Bayreuthians, don’t you know.)
The WCHP also answers the crucial question, “Did Washington ever eat a Hershey bar?”