1/2/1777 *Washington vs. Cornwallis
Where: 40.21834 -74.76153 Assunpink Creek
Maps: [map notes]
- Map showing length of Assunpink Creek created by Tiger Map Server (now defunct)
- Desmarais, Norman, The Guide to the American Revolutionary War In New Jersey, pp.Assunpink Creek, 79, 80, 82, 83, 85, Busca, Inc., Ithaca, New York, 2011.
- Munn, David C., Battles and Skirmishes in New Jersey of the American Revolution
, pp.7, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Department of Environmental Protection, 1976.
- Ryan, Dennis P., New Jersey in the American Revolution, 1763-1783, A Chronology, New Jersey Historical Commission, 1975.
January 2 Cornwallis advances towards Trenton with over
5,000 men, hoping to trap Washington at a point on the Delaware
River below the American boats. At a bridge over the Assunpink
Creek in Trenton, British forces meet heavy resistance. Cornwallis
decides to wait until the following day to "bag the fox." This is often
called the Second Battle of Trenton. Washington's army escapes
from Trenton towards Princeton.
- Marker: Mill Hill Historic District
Mill Hill is named because it overlooks the site of the grist mill built along the Assunpink Creek in 1679 by Mahlon Stacy, Trentonís first settler.
On January 2, 1777, the Second Battle of Trenton was fought on the creek banks, and General Washington planned the Battle of Princeton in the Douglass House.
Mercer County NJ, 40.21834 -74.76153 Location basis
- Dec 1776 listing12/8/1776 near Trenton, Draw.
- Dec 1776 listing12/19/1776 near Trenton. American victory.
- Dec 1776 listing12/20/1776 Four Miles above Trenton. Draw.
- Dec 1776 listing12/20/1776 Northeast of Trenton. Draw.
- Dec 1776 listing12/21/1776 near Trenton. Draw.
- Dec 1776 listing12/25/1776 North of Trenton. Draw.
- Dec 1776 listing12/26/1776 Trenton. American victory.
- Jan 1777 listing. 1/2/1777 Five Mile Run (above Trenton). Draw.
- Jan 1777 listing. 1/2/1777 Assunpink Creek. Draw
- Jan 1777 listing. 1/2/1777 Stockton Hollow (near Trenton). Draw.
- Jan 1777 listing. 1/3/1777 Princeton. American victor
Five Mile Run,