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It was Christmas of 1777.
General Washington led his Continental Army during the Revolutionary War on a mission across the Delaware River north of Trenton, N.J.
After a brief struggle, Washington and his men captured the Hessians -- German soldiers who fought for Britain and were stationed in Trenton -- with few American casualties.
The mission, known as Battle of Trenton, boosted the Continental Army's confidence and inspired more soldiers to join.