Valley Forge

Valley Forge, located 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a famous site from the American Revolutionary War. It is the place where General George Washington quartered his Continental Army during the winter of 1777–1778. Despite being cold, hungry and short of supplies, the troops drilled and practiced and came out of the winter as skilled soldiers, ready to meet the British Army.

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What month did the winter of Valley Forge happen?

winter
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Why was the winter at Valley Forge such difficult time for the Continental Army?

The cold temperatures and the lack of food, shelter, shoes and other adequate clothing caused frostbite, illness, and just overall lack of morale. Men were wounded and weary from battle and long marches and they did not have the adequate supplies to get healthy.

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What was life like for the soldiers at Valley Forge?

The life in Valley Forge was hard. There were cold winters. Washington and his troops endured a winter of terrible suffering, lacking decent food, clothing and shelter. Washington's greatest challenge was keeping the continental army together.

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What difficulties did soldiers experience at Valley Forge?

It wasn't all war. Many went home to take care of the family farm. There were so many they were called "sunshine patriots". The colonies were 95% farmers. In Valley Forge there is a fable about the men starving, not having shoes, and in the cold. This is not true. Federal park historians have found that they were well fed, clothed, and in warm huts. The officer wives joined their husbands. Washington in his letters to Congress couldn't admit this because he knew they would cut funds. So, he spun a story. The 10,000 man army was supplied each month with a million pounds of flour, a million pounds of meat and fish. Each man was allotted more than 3 pounds of flour, meat, and fish per day.

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George Washington's greatest challenge at Valley Forge was keeping?

Keeping his army together

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Why are there so many deer at Valley Forge park in PA?

== == * Because well meaning humans fooled around with the balance of nature. Just like Yellow Stone National park there was an over abundance of wolves, so instead of relocating packs of wolves they eliminated so many that the deer were too plentiful and were destroying the ash trees which in turn caused marshland. Also these deer would go to the river and where there was once reeds along the riverbed there was nothing. Forestry found old photos of what Yellowstone looked like in past decades and came to the realization that once again humans had to go "oops" and introduced more wolves back into the park.

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What is the significance of the winter at Valley Forge?

It was a major turning point in the American Revolution. Valley Forge

Site in Pennsylvania 32 km/20 mi northwest of Philadelphia, USA, where George Washington's army spent the winter of 1777--78 in great hardship during the American Revolution.

Of the 10,000 men there, 2,500 died of disease and the rest suffered from lack of rations and other supplies; many deserted.

During that winter, Washington introduced Prussian officers who trained the irregulars. The Franco-American alliance 1778 boosted morale and brought new recruits to the army, which emerged from the ordeal to inflict heavy losses on the British.

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How was Washingtons army doing by spring after the battle at Valley Forge?

they had a sickness called seici. Very devistating. Has an interesting meaning in google translate.....

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Who was the American leader at Valley Forge?

George Washington was the American leader at Valley Forge.

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Where is Valley Forge?

Valley Forge is in Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from Philadelphia.

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Who are two foreigners that helped America win at Valley Forge?

Friedrich Steuben, Baron von Steuben was a Prussian officer who trained troops at Valley Forge.

Casimir Pulaski was a Polish aristocrat who trained American cavalry along with Hungarian nobleman Michael Kovats de Fabriczy (both Pulaski and Fabriczy were killed in the war).

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What were the conditions like at Washington's camp at Valley Forge?

I would consider it a mild winter. But then again, I'm from Minnesota.

They had freezing temperatures and snow. They were ill equipped. Had they had proper supplies, it wouldn't have been a problem.

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Can you go boating in Valley Forge State Park?

i couldn't find the answer online but found web address and phone number
phone: 610 783 1077
internet address www.nps.gov/vafo/ Also note that it has been a national park since the 1970s so U.S., rather than PA state rules will apply.

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Is the song In the Valley of Knockanure based on a historic battle and if so when and where did it take place?

It appears that the answer is yes. Please visit moyvane.com for the answer to this question.

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Why was Shays's Rebellion important?

This rebellion caused people to realize that they needed a stronger government because they were unable to deal with Shay's Rebellion as successfully as they could have. The result of this rebellion was the creation of the Constitution in place of the Articles of Confederation.

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What did Washington do at Valley Forge?

George Washington lived at Valley Forge for the winter of 1777-1178 and trained his troops. His army also kept the British from raiding and foraging west of Philadelphia.

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Who taught the soldiers at Valley Forge how to march like proper soldiers?

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben .

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What German officer trained troops at Valley Forge?

La Fayette.

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What does the word valley forge mean?

The word valley forge is a place that has a very good gum head showing off

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Who won the battle of Valley Forge?

There was no skirmish and NO battle was fought at Valley Forge. It was an encampment of 10,000 men under George Washington. Of these, 2,000 men died from hardship and disease.

Despite there not ever being a battle there, it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

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What was the date for Valley Forge?

December 1777 to June 1778

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What was Valley Forge?

Valley Forge is located in Pennsylvania. It was the location where George Washington and the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-1778 during the American War for Independence. Some people also died because of low food supply and illness

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What did they do in valley forge?

Pennsylvania encampment occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they hung on. The leadership of Commander-in-Chief George Washington and Baron von Steuben, the Prussian drill sergeant, kept the soldiers occupied and made them better, tougher soldiers in the end. In June 19, 1778, the army set out for New Jersey, where they fought the British to a stand-still just nine days later, at the Battle of Monmouth. Among the soldiers who were encamped with Washington at Valley Forge were Generals Nathanael Greene and Benedict Arnold; Alexander Hamilton, Washington's personal aide; the Marquis de Lafayette; and a man named John Marshall, who would go on to become the first famous Chief Justice of the United States. Valley Forge was not a battle.

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How might the winter at Valley Forge affect the patriots' war effort?

Since the climate was cold and soldiers were not properly clothed, fed, or sheltered they didn't had the strength and right conditions to fight.

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Who spent a long cold winter at Valley Forge?

George Washington's Continental Army stayed during the cold long winters at Valley forge.

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