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Stony Brook Bridge
January 2003

General Washington sent a group of soldiers, led by General Mercer, to the Stony Brook Bridge. They wanted to destroy the bridge because the British used it to move troops between Princeton and Trenton. As they walked towards the bridge they met British troops led by Colonel Mahwood. They began fighting.

The fight looked bleak for the Americans in the beginning. The British outnumbered them and had better weapons. Partway through the battle American reinforcements arrived. This didn't help them, though, and the Americans began to retreat. General Washington rode up on horseback and prevented the soldiers from leaving. He bravely rode to the battlefield where he risked being shot by the British. He wanted to rally the Americans to win the battle. The Americans began to fight with renewed strength and cause the British to retreat.

  painting of General Mercer
General Mercer

Some of the British retreated to Trenton and others went to Princeton. The Americans followed the British to Princeton because General Cornwallis and thousands of British troops were in Trenton.

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