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?


For more information on the history surrounding the Crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton, try some of these links:


http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevolution/TrentonBattle.htm

http://apollo.carroll.com/bchs/Pages/crossingatdtrenton.html

http://www.eclipse.net/~gvalis/ggv/NJrev/battles/Trenton.html

For a transcription of a letter written by General Washington describing the action:

http://www.americanrevolution.org/delxing.html

For some very interesting and colorful flags of the Continental Army:

http://www.americanrevolution.org/delxing.html

For something fun, try these:

http://www.anagramgenius.com/archive/washin2.html

http://www.jwjhs.reg4.k12.ct.us/tc/index.html