In 1776, less than six months after the Declaraton of Independence, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was on the brink of utter defeat. Low on men, cannons and supplies, Washington decides to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton where over 1000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries are garrisoned. However to do that, the army must cross the Delaware to a seemingly hopeless battle that would turn out to be more successful than Washington ever dreamed of. Written by
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General Horatio Gates was originally an officer in the British army, but emigrated to America before the American Revolution. In 1745, he was mustered into service as number 15 on his regimental roster. Mustered in as number 16 was the man who would surrender his sword to Gates at Saratoga less than a year later: General Sir John Burgoyne. See more
At the end of the movie we find out what happened to the various characters. We are told that Gen. Hugh Mercer was killed by a gunshot wound, when in fact he was killed by bayonet wounds suffered in the battle of Princeton. See more
Gen. Horatio Gates
In eleven days' time the enlistments run out. Your men will not attack a fly before then. Why should they? They need only sit tight and go home.