Valley Forge

What happened at Valley Forge?

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October 06, 2017 5:48PM

Please also see: https://www.nps.gov/vafo/learn/historyculture/people.htm

People who argue that conditions were actually great at Valley Forge, PA, they have never visited Pennsylvania during bad winters. Conditions were not good. The site is where 2000 men became ill and died.

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October 06, 2017 5:42PM

Valley Forge was a base camp of the Continental Army (George Washington's Army) in the Revolutionary War. It is where Washington and his men stayed for l winter. it was harsh and desperate. Many of the men were barefoot in the bitter cold. Most were starving from little food. All were freezing to death because they wore rags. Frostbite and other things gnawed at the men. Over 2,000 men out of 10,000 soldiers died in camp that winter.

Men thought there was no hope. Then a man named Baron Fredrich William von Stuben rallied the men and taught them how to be professional soldiers. It was a major turning point in the war because the men were trained by a man named Freidrich von Steuben. The men were now able to fight the British with more skill than before.