Wednesday for Whitewater will be cloudy, with a high of twenty-nine and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
On this day in 1776, Gen Washington won his first great victory after crossing the Delaware:
At approximately 8 a.m. on the morning of December 26, 1776, General George Washington‘s Continental Army reaches the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey, and descends upon the unsuspecting Hessian force guarding the city. Trenton’s 1,400 Hessian defenders were still groggy from the previous evening’s Christmas festivities and had underestimated the Patriot threat after months of decisive British victories throughout New York. The troops of the Continental Army quickly overwhelmed the German defenses, and by 9:30 a.m.Trenton was completely surrounded.
Although several hundred Hessians escaped, nearly 1,000 were captured at the cost of only four American lives.
Google-a-Day also has a military topic today: “What notable river was close by the campaign in which Lee defeated the much larger army led by Major General Joseph Hooker?”