Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Sunday held a "twitternactment" of a Revolutionary War battle to promote his new book on the topic.
Gingrich announced the Twitter event on Thursday, in which three new Twitter accounts re-created the Battle of Trenton. The accounts represented then-Gen. George Washington, [pro-British] Hessian commander Johann Rall and American Pvt. Jonathan Van Dorn.
He created the handles to promote his new novel, which is titled "To Try Men's Souls" and is based George Washington's role in the Revolutionary period. The title is derived from a quote from founding father Thomas Paine.