Bucks County
Author: Jennifer Rogers

Jennifer Rogers, a resident of Southampton, has been dedicating her time to preserving history for several years. Currently the Collections Manager for the SS United States Conservancy, Jennifer is also receiving her Masters of Science in History and Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and has spent the last 10 years volunteering at several nonprofit organizations in the community, including her election to the Upper Southampton Historical Advisory Board and the Craven Hall Historical Society Board of Directors. Jennifer's favorite hobbies include writing, visiting historic structures and parks, and preserving and documenting local history. 

In 1776, General George Washington and his army marched through parts of Bucks County, but before they reached New Jersey for the historic Battle of Trenton, they had to make their way across the Delaware River through a wintry mix of snow and ice. Though these men had just experienced an incredibly tough loss in New York just a couple months prior, they never gave up. If they hadn’t persisted through the harsh Northeastern winter, then one of the most monumental battles of the Revolutionary War would not have been won by Washington’s army, and the cause for freedom may have been lost.