Make Way…the British Are Coming!
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.