Crossing the Delaware - Battle of Trenton "Independence confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington" - American Minute with Bill Federer
Washington made the password for his operation "Victory or Death."
This reflected Washington's General Orders, which he had issued months before on July 2, 1776:
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own;
whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.
Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die."