George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, took place on Christmas night 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, and was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey. Planned in partial secrecy, Washington led Continental Army troops across the icy Delaware River in a logistically challenging and dangerous operation. Other planned crossings in support of the operation were either called off or ineffective, but this did not prevent Washington from surprising and defeating the troops of Johann Rall quartered in Trenton. The army crossed the river back to Pennsylvania, this time laden with prisoners and military stores taken as a result of the battle. His original plan included three separate river crossings, but only one actually made it.
It is one of the most famous paintings in American History.
Painted in 1851 by German artist Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware became a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Painted in Dusseldorf Germany, Washington Crossing the Delaware shows a bold General Washington navigating through the frozen river with his compatriots braving the elements on their way to victory at Trenton. While the painting was in Germany, Leutze hoped that this brave episode in pursuit of American independence and republican rule would stir his fellow countrymen to more liberal reforms. In the fall of 1851 the painting was shipped to the United States where it wowed audiences in New York City and the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC. The New York Evening Mirror boldly called it “the grandest, most majestic, and most effective painting ever exhibited in America.”
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A line worth Crossing!
The 1776 United raglan jerseys in my experience have all been high quality. From the suppleness of the material to the form hugging design and definition of the prints I have never been disappointed. The new crossing design is no different and the layout of the print is striking. Highly recommended!!!
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Best 3/4 sleeve raglan I’ve bought
I’ve been wanting a 3/4 sleeve from these guys and when this one came out I had to get it. It’s very comfortable and fits perfectly; no complaints here.
Cool Shirt, but do NOT size up
Cool looking shirt, but unlike other 1776 shirts I should NOT have sized up to an XL. (minus one star for the size up suggestion) If I buy raglan style in the future, I'll know to stay with the large. Made a nice gift for a good friend of mine.
Favorite 1776 piece I’ve purchased so far
Comfy fit I am 6’ 215pounds it doesn’t feel to slim and my family loved seeing it at thanksgiving I got to tell the story behind the image. Great conversation starter.