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Welcome to the home page of the
Louisville-Thruston Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution. Our members, known as Compatriots, remember and
honor our patriot ancestors who gave us our freedom and created a new,
independent nation. Their sacrifices are the inspiration for our work
in promoting history, education, good citizenship and worthwhile
contributions to society.
We always have a warm welcome for new
members. If you would like more information about joining the SAR and
the Louisville-Thruston Chapter, please click on our how to join page.
Membership is open to any adult male of good character who is a lineal
descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot.
Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the
night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War,
was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington
against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey on the morning of
December 26. Planned in partial secrecy, Washington led a column of
Continental Army troops across the icy Delaware River in a logistically
challenging and dangerous operation. Other planned crossings in support
of the operation were either called off or ineffective, but this did
not prevent Washington from surprising and defeating the troops of
Johann Rall quartered in Trenton. The army crossed the river back to
Pennsylvania, this time laden with prisoners and military stores taken
as a result of the battle.
Washington's army then crossed the river a third time at the end of the
year, under conditions made more difficult by the uncertain thickness
of the ice on the river. They defeated British reinforcements under
Lord Cornwallis at Trenton on January 2, 1777, and defeated his rear
guard at Princeton on January 3, before retreating to winter quarters
in Morristown, New Jersey.
Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by
the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816 - 1868). It
commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River
on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary
War. That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the
Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey, in the Battle of Trenton on the
morning of December 26.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Washington's Birthday Luncheon Dinner - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.
Friday, March 3 - Sunday March 5, 2017 NSSAR Spring Leadership Conference - Brown Hotel Louisville, KY: Details to follow.