A Synopsis of Crossing by Paul Mullin
Two colonial boatmen argue with an Irish cannon commander the finer points of revolutionary politics and warfare as
they ferry him and his gun across the Delaware River. It's Christmas night. The bitter rain has turned to driving snow.
The river is choked with ice cakes the size of livestock. And on the other side are four hundred Hessians to be fought
in the morning. Will they be asleep, drunk from their revels, like the Virginian General hopes? Or will they be waiting
for the rag-tag rebel army with their own Christmas surprise?