Eyewitness - Ten Crucial Days

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The Battle of Princeton and the nine preceding days are known as "the ten crucial days of 1776-77," from Washington's Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Eve to the Battle in Princeton. The personal experiences of people on each of these days are highlighted in their first-person narratives on the following cards. As with all of the Princeton Battlefield Society's Eyewitness of the American Revolution cards. they are people who experienced our American Revolution. They reflect the revolutionary struggle and tell its human side. So join us on this exciting journey as we review the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution!

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Click on the arrows or black dots to scroll through the 10 eyewitnesses. Click any image to view the eyewitness story in a printable PDF format.

Dec 25 – Colonel John Glover

14th Continental Regiment (Marbleheaders)

Dec 26 - Sergeant Joseph White

2nd Company, Pennsylvania State Artillery

Dec 27 - Martha Reed

A young resident of Trenton

Dec 28 - Lieutenant Jacob Piel

Fusilier Regiment von Lossberg

Dec 29 - Private David How

16th Continental Regiment

Dec 30 – Colonel Joseph Reed

Adjutant General

Dec 31 - Private Jacob Gulick

16th Continental Regiment

Jan 1 - Anna Richmond

Richmond's Tavern on Mill Hill

Colonel Edward Hand

1st Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment

Jan 3 - General George Washington

Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army