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Order of Battle

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The need for troops was a constant worry for General Washington as short enlistments ran out quickly and troops numbers fluctuated from campaign to campaign.

No definitive list of individuals exists which names each person who crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. The following units have been noted as being present at the crossing. (Courtesy of the David Library of the American Revolution)

Washington's Staff

First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry

Bridgehead and Advance Guard

Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene's Div.

Maj. Gen. John Sullivan's Div.

Artillery (in support of several brigades Col. Henry Knox in command)