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Who won the battle of Princeton?

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American forces under the leadership of General George Washington won the battle of Princeton. The battle was fought against British troops under the leadership of Generals James Grant and Charles Cornwallis.

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The battle of Princeton, which took place in January of 1777, was won through military maneuvering that saw American forces use heavy clothing and rugs to muffle their wagon wheels in order to avoid detection. To screen their movement during the night, American forces did not light torches as they advanced towards Princeton.

Once Americans had descended on Princeton and won the battle, they secured several prisoners and quickly retreated to Northern New Jersey, where they settled for the winter.

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