Reverse side features General George Washington crossing the Delaware River
It was a cold Christmas night in 1776 and the Delaware River was frozen in many places.
General George Washington calculated the enemy would not be expecting an assault in this
kind of weather. He and his soldiers courageously crossed the Delaware River into
Trenton, NJ. Using surprise as their greatest weapon, Washington’s army captured over 900
prisoners and secured the town. Later that night, his army continued towards Princeton, NJ,
again taking the enemy by surprise. These two victories proved very important to his army
as they gave the soldiers courage, hope, and newfound confidence.