|Nearest city||Titusville, New Jersey andYardley, Pennsylvania|
|Area||872 acres (3.53 km2)|
|NRHP Reference #||66000650|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||January 20, 1961|
Washington's Crossing is the location of Washington's crossing of the Delaware on theDelaware River in Titusville, New Jersey, and Upper Makefield Township, Pennsylvania. The site was named a US National Historic Landmark in 1961.
It comprises two state parks: on the New Jersey side, the 3,100-acre (13 km2) Washington Crossing State Park, and on the Pennsylvania side, the 500-acre (2.0 km2) Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Each year on Christmas Day, hundreds of people gather to hear Washington’s stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats make the crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. December 25, 2013 marked the 61st reenactment of Washington's Crossing.
David Hackett Fischer
- David Hackett Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role Washington's Crossing played in the American Revolution.
- The book highlights how the startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning.
- Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in History and New York Times Bestseller
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合起來三人 (李國欽/胡/ Glazier)各捐100美元的故事
起因是胡適在1938/12/5 演講美國獨立戰爭時， 12月17日華盛頓軍隊退到Valley Forge ，士兵多赤腳流血灑在雪地.......Glazier先生知道胡適與他同日生， 送花捐百元， 胡/李跟著捐。
|Part of the American Revolutionary War|
Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge
Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the military camp of the AmericanContinental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War. It is approximately 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure killed nearly 2,500 American soldiers by the end of February 1778.
With winter almost setting in, and with the prospects for campaigning greatly diminishing, General George Washington sought quarters for his men. Washington and his troops had fought what was to be the last major engagement of 1777 at theBattle of White Marsh (or Edge Hill) in early December. He devised to pull his troops from their present encampment in the White Marsh area (now Fort Washington State Park) and move to a more secure location for the coming winter.