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Assunpink Creek
January 2003

On January 2, American and British troops met outside of Trenton. General Washington placed troops by a bridge to keep the British from crossing the Assunpink Creek. The Americans kept the British from crossing for hours. By the time the Americans retreated, it was dark. General Cornwallis' troops were tired from fighting. He decided to stop for the night and attack General Washington in the morning.

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The Battle of Princeton

General Washington saw his chance to escape. Some of his officers knew back roads that would lead around the British and up to Princeton. General Washington kept around 400 troops in Trenton to keep the fires burning and make it appear everything was normal. Soldiers took the army's supplies to Burlington, so the British couldn't steal them. General Washington led the rest of the army down a back road. Everyone was silent, and the cannon wheels were covered with rags to keep it silent.

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