Spring 2002
Volume 6 Number 3




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Make Way…the British Are Coming!

Photo: British troops form up in front of Alexander Hall.On Sunday, December 30, 2001, the Princeton Seminary campus was invaded by troops of the British Crown Forces for the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton. While the reenactment itself took place at nearby Princeton Battlefield State Park, these troops assembled on the grounds of the Seminary and marched one and a half miles to the battlefield, coinciding with the original routes traveled.

The Battle of Princeton was part of the “10 Crucial Days” (late 1776–early 1777) of the American Revolutionary War. It took the Continental Army two overnight journeys and three battles within 10 days to break England’s grasp on a new America. More than 1,000 reenactors participated in the two Battles of Trenton, the Battle of Princeton, the Continental Army’s overnight march, and General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware.