“The Battle of Trenton”


"On Christmas day in seventy-six Our gallant troops with bayonets fixed For Trenton marched away." The Americans cross the Delaware River and attack and scatter the Hessian garrison. The soldiers toast the memory of that day

Historical references

  • Dec. 25, 1776 - The colonial army under Washington crosses the Delaware River and successfully attacks a force of Hessian mercenaries in their winter quarters at Trenton


  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 72-74, "The Battle of Trenton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, SBoA072


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Found in: US