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Ten Crucial Days Campaign | Dec 24, 1776 - Jan 3, 1777

Trenton & Princeton, NJ

By December 1776 the Patriot cause seemed to be on its last legs. After suffering a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, George Washington's Continental Army had been driven all the way across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. 

From December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777 — a period of just ten days — Washington's brave soldiers would win a series of victories at Trenton and Princeton that were glorious indeed. These Ten Crucial Days proved instrumental to rekindling Patriot morale and keeping the cause for American independence alive in the wake of early defeats.

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New Jersey | December 26, 1776
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties
910
American
5
British
905
New Jersey | January 3, 1777
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties
American
75
British
270