Washington’s Crossing

This week I have been reading Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer.

washington's Crossing, delaware, new jersey, revolutionary warThe book is a really good history about the Revolutionary War in New Jersey.

washington's Crossing, delaware, new jersey, revolutionary warAs I have been reading the book I have had memories of visiting Washington’s Crossing during a visit to New Jersey back in the late 90’s.

washington's Crossing, delaware, new jersey, revolutionary warAt the sight where Washington crossed the Delaware River, they have a nice sculpture based on the famous painting by Emmanuel Leutze.

washington's Crossing, delaware, new jersey, revolutionary warThe book also has a section about the painting and the symbolism that is found in it.

In reading the book I have a better understanding about how important the battles near the end of 1776 were in the Revolutionary War.

Mercer Oak, Princeton Battlefield Park, IQ, Albert EinsteinAs I read about the Battle of Princeton, I remember visiting the site of that battle and seeing the Mercer Oak. You may have seen this famous oak tree in a movie starring Meg Ryan.

Steven

 

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