Monday, January 03, 2005
The Brits Surrender to the Yanks in Princeton -- as important as a Snowflake
In 1777, Washington and his rebel forces attacked 8,000 fortified, fed, and rested Brits in Princeton, NJ with his disorganized, under-supplied, out-numbered, rag-tag military force of about 5,000 -- many of whom were to become, "time-expired" on December 31, 1776 -- meaning their term of enlistment was up. Through Washington's crafty "reverse-draft," these terms of enlistment were extended to provide enough time to drive the Brits from New Jersey. Which took until today, January 3rd, 1777 -- known as The Battle of Princeton. Making the world safe for bow tie wearers everywhere -- especially in Princeton.
This Brit Battle site actually goes into great detail regarding what everyone wore -- no kidding.