Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: George Washington Christmas

During the early days of the American Revolutionary War, George Washington led a surprise attack on Hessian (German) troops by crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day. His forces won especially since the Hessian soldiers had dropped their guard celebrating the holiday. 

18 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I learn so many facts from you.

Bob Bushell said...

Not nice.

Joy said...

Very smart!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

On Christmas day...that's sad...

Emmylou said...

That is kinda lame:(

DEZMOND said...

Well that wasn't very sportive of him

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sort of the opposite of WWI's "christmas peace" story, isn't it?

Al Penwasser said...

Meaning....there was drinking involved.
Nice.

Pat Hatt said...

Smart, but not very festive

stephen Hayes said...

As I understand it, Washington was desperate for a victory to prove to the French he could win a battle, so he risked much to catch the Hessians by surprise.

Jax said...

Well, that's a sneaky tactic that obviously proved successful. lol

Hollie Black-Ramsey said...

Smart dude.

Christine said...

smart tactics

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Did you ever hear the song, "George Washington's Bridge" by Joey the Clown?

FilipBlog said...

I wonder if he really rode such a fantastic white hrse or is this an illusion.

Greetings,
Filip

Margaret D said...

That's a handsome painting.

bj said...

Well, sometimes, ya just gotta be a little sneaky...:)

Kay said...

Well, that was very clever of him, wasn't it?