December 26, 2013 in Nation/World

Photo: Across the pages of history


Associated Press
Turning point: A boat chugs along the Delaware River on its way from Pennsylvania to New Jersey during the annual re-enactment of George Washington’s Christmas 1776 crossing of the river, which turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, in Washington Crossing, N.J., on Wednesday. During the crossing 237 years ago, boats ferried 2,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 18 cannons across the river, and the troops marched 8 miles downriver before battling Hessian mercenaries in the streets of Trenton.

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