We are a group of dedicated women who are passionate about making a difference in our community. We are a chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). Our focus is on the three objectives of the NSDAR which are historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Whether you are looking to honor your heritage, educate, or celebrate our country's veterans, we have a place for you at Trenton Chapter, NSDAR. Explore our website to learn more about what we have recently accomplished and ways you can get involved.
The Battle of Trenton was fought between the colonists against the Hessians and British troops after the colonists 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 Nathanael Greene. The Hessian troops were completely surrounded and were forced to surrender. The Hessians had 22 dead, 83 wounded, and 1,000 captured. The colonists suffered two dead and five wounded.
The Battle of Trenton was unforgettable. So are the Trenton Chapter, NSDAR, members. They are proud daughters of their Patriot ancestors. With honor, they serve the community with a focus on historic preservation, education, and patriotism - the principles of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Trenton Chapter, NSDAR, was formed on October 19, 1911. For over 100 years the Trenton Chapter, NSDAR, members have been serving their community. We are so proud to share how this chapter has developed. Please enjoy this website and fill out the Contact Us form if you would like more information about the Trenton Chapter, NSDAR or about the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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