Dec. 26, 1776 Trenton Mercer County New Jersey, USA
Revolutionary War Hessian Officer. He commanded hired German troops, known as "Hessians" (due to their being from the German principality of Hesse", during the American Revolution. Working for the British, his brigade was stationed and tasked with protecting Trenton, New Jersey, a strategic point overlooking the valley north of Philadelphia, then the young nationís capital. On Christmas night, 1776, American General George Washington, brought what was left of his battered army, about 200 men, across the frozen Delaware River and marched on Trenton the following morning. In the ensuing battle, Colonel Rall was fatally wounded and his entire command routed. He died December 26th, 1776 at his headquarters following a visit by George Washington. The site of his headquarters is now occupied by Saint Maryís Church in Trenton. (bio by: Plantagenet)
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