MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to a free event at the Madison Library on Tuesday November 12 at 7pm. The event titled, Washington's Crossing -1776 will describe how Gen. Washington’s desperate gambles at Trenton & Princeton saved the cause of Independence.
Speaker Glenn LeBoeuf will speak about the winter of 1776 and how Washington's cold, hungry and poorly clothed army that once numbered close to 31,000 dwindled to around 3,500 by December. Many politicians were calling for Washington’s replacement, but the men who remained with Washington through the bitter defeats on Long Island and Manhattan -- and the rapid retreat across New Jersey to the relative safety of Pennsylvania-- were committed to the cause of independence.
Hear the stories of these brave men, and the many political, logistic, geographical and tactical challenges they faced. Above all, come hear about the man who led them: Washington's men would not abandon this cause, or this man.
If you have never heard one of Glenn's talks, be prepared, you are in for a special treat!
Please register online for this free program. The Madison Library is located at 39 Keep Street in Madison.