HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

Today-In-Historytitle

Camille bohannon ap 1
CAMILLE
BOHANNON

Image result for the battle of princeton
An oil painting by American artist John Trumbull depicts the fatal wounding by bayonet of Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer, center, at the
Battle of Princeton.

On this day in 1777, The Battle of Princeton took place in the War of
Independence, in which George Washington defeated the British forces,
led by Cornwallis in Princeton, New Jersey. General Lord Cornwallis
had left 1,400 British troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel
Charles Mawhood
.

161229_washingtonprinceton_horse_mooney
An 1848 painting by American artist William T. Ranney is titled “Washington Rallying the Americans at the Battle of Princeton.”

161229_washingtonprinceton_oak_mooney
A younger Mercer Oak now stands where the original marked the
scene of the fatal wounding of Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Assassination,Author,Battle,BIRTHDAY,DEATH,HISTORY,Leaders,MILITARY,Revolution,Surrender and have No Comments

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Name
Email
Website
Your comment

*