A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Trenton, Battle of

Trenton, Battle of (N.J.) On 26 December 1776, Washington’s 2,400 troops captured the Hessian outpost at Trenton. US losses: 4 killed, 8 wounded. Hessian losses: 23 killed, 918 captured (including 84 wounded). The first significant US victory since Boston’s capture, Trenton boosted flagging American morale.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Trenton, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKFNC2811K923ET.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Trenton, Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKFNC2811K923ET.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Trenton, Battle of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKFNC2811K923ET.