Lecture – Colin Zimmerman – “Colonel Carl von Donop and the Events Surrounding the Battle of Trenton”
December 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This is a hybrid event. Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom. Registration required. Log-in information provided at registration.
Join military historian Colin Zimmerman as he dissucsses Hessian Colonel Carl von Donop and his role in the events surrounding the Battle of Trenton and how the Hessian defeat impacted his legacy.
Colonel von Donop arrived in New York in August, 1776 and was part of the battles of Brooklyn Heights, Harlem Heights and White Plains. In December Donop commanded the British garrisons in New Jersey. After several clashes in Burlington County, Donop took his troops to Mount Holly to encamp during Christmas. The 20-mile distance between him and fellow Hessian Colonel Rall’s garrison in Trenton meant he was unable to assist when Washington attacked Trenton on December 26. Donop was later reprimanded for the Hessian defeat.