Aiken, South Carolina
Organized on October 19, 1911, by Mrs. John Broadus Knight, the chapter is over 100 years old and has seen many changes within the chapter and within DAR. The chapter was named for the Battle of Trenton, NJ. A few accomplishments of the chapter throughout the years are as follows:
The Battle of Trenton was fought between the Americans and against the Hessians and English troops after the Americans lost the battle in New York and were forced to retreat across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The morale was very low. Washington planned the attack on Trenton to revive the dying confidence in his troops with a victory over the British. He chose to plan the battle in rough weather, as the terms of most enlisted soldiers were to expire by the year's end. He planned to attack the Hessian regiments from three directions simultaneously. The battle began on December 25, 1776, and ended on December 26, 1776. The army was led by General George Washington and his army of nearly 2,400 soldiers commanded by Major Generals John Sullivan and Nathanial Greene. Americans took control of the battle and took cover in houses and fired freely from there. The Hessian troops were completely surrounded and were forced to surrender. The Hessians had 22 dead, 83 wounded and 1,000 captured. The Americans suffered 2 dead and 5 wounded.
The Trenton Chapter has five meetings a year, from September through May. The meetings are held on a Monday or Saturday.
The following officers were installed in May 2019:
Maureen Quinn, Regent
Judi Romeo, Vice Regent
Cari Gillette, Chaplain
Margaret Davis, Recording/Corresponding Secretary
Polly Stimmel, Treasurer
Robin Verenes, Registrar
Frederica Lofquist, Historian
Candy Moore, Librarian
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2018 Trenton Chapter NSDAR