Washington's 1776 river crossing redux

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WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. -- George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River.

Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st reenactment of it was staged Wednesday.

Hundreds gather each year to hear Washington's stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats cross from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.During the original crossing, boats ferried 2,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 18 cannons across the river.

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