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American History Comes to Life -- Old Barracks Museum Reenacts the Battles of Trenton.

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TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 23, 2003

-- In Celebration of The Ten Crucial Days 227th Anniversary --

America's history comes to life as the Old Barracks Museum, a national historic landmark, re-enacts the Battles of Trenton as they took place 227 years ago during the American Revolution. The reenactments will take place on Saturday, December 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in Trenton's downtown district, between Battle Monument to Mill Hill Park, and from Calhoun Street to Broad Street.

Historians and re-enactors will participate as Continental, British and Hessian soldiers in the Battle of Trenton on the city's streets where they took place. The Ten Crucial Days 227th Anniversary Celebration commemorates General George Washington's military campaign that began on December 25, 1776 with the Crossing of the Delaware and the nine-mile march to Trenton.

"The events of these ten days created a turning point in the Revolution, bolstered the confidence of the people and provided the impetus for the war to continue," said Richard Patterson, director, Old Barracks Museum. "Many see these events as the first major turning point for the American people's bid for independence."

Built in 1758 during the French and Indian War, the Old Barracks served as winter quarters for British solders. During the American Revolution, the Barracks was occupied at different times by both sides. The site was used as an army hospital and was an essential part of the Trenton military depot, critical to the American war effort. Today, the site is the only free-standing barracks of its kind that is still in existence. For further information about the Old Barracks Museum or the Battles of Trenton Reenactments, please visit www.tencrucialdays.com or call 1-888-BARRACK.
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