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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Help Save the Battlefield Where Washington Saved the Revolution

Help Save the Battlefield Where Washington Saved the Revolution

Help Save the Battlefield Where Washington Saved the Revolution

The Battle of Princeton was one of the defining moments in our nation’s history. In December 1776, the cause of American Independence seemed irretrievably lost. But on the evening of December 25, General George Washington and his outnumbered army launched an audacious 10-day campaign that culminated in the Battle of Princeton, Washington’s first victory in the field over British regulars. His daring efforts reinvigorated the Patriot cause and marked a decisive turning point in the Revolutionary War.

Today, a critical portion of the Princeton battlefield is under imminent threat of development. The Institute for Advanced Study is planning to build faculty housing on the site where Washington’s famous counterattack struck the British lines and transformed the battle into a momentous victory.

To save this hallowed battleground, we need concerned preservationists such as yourself to demonstrate the same daring and commitment Washington’s ragged citizen soldiers displayed during the battles of Trenton and Princeton. Please take a moment to send a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, urging the state to work with the Institute and the Trust to save this priceless historic treasure.

Send a letter now and show your support for the Princeton battlefield.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust