Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3, 1777

The Battle of Princeton, New Jersey was an American victory. British soldiers, nonetheless, found opportunity to commit atrocities, like bayoneting wounded men who offered to surrender.

In a Feb. 5, 1777 letter to Congressman Samuel Chase, George Washington wrote, "One thing I must remark in favor of the Hessians, and that is, that our people who have been prisoners generally agree that they received much kinder treatment from them, than from the British Officers and Soldiers. The Barbarities at Princeton were all committed by the British, there being no Hessians there."
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