Valley Forge Facts

Valley Forge: A Tragedy

Facts to know:

General Washington and his men seek shelter at Valley Forge after Battle of White Marsh
Battle of White Marsh, last major battle of 1777
Washington wanted to find permanent winter encampment
He chose Valley Forge, 22 miles North West of Philadelphia
Considered far enough from British to hinder Surprise Attacks
The surrounding hills and river made Valley Forge easily defendable
Twelve Thousand men in December of 1977
The soldiers were struggling with supplies
Soldiers were poorly fed
Thousands of huts were built to house the soldiers
These huts were rather primitive
In the cold of winter, the huts barely retained ...

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died due to malnutrition and exposure
At its worst, 4000 men classified unfit for duty due to lack of garments, shoes, etc, etc
Disease alone accounted for 2000 deaths that winter

Role in Overall War:

Although no battle occurred, the British fled
British fleeing occurred in June of 1778
The Americans won by will-power
This stand-off was similar to a staring contest
The war continued on for many years after
The Army was never again paralleled the lack of equipment
Valley Forge was among the last of true hardships of humanity during the war

New York and New Jersey Campaigns

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New York and New Jersey Campaign common name for a series of battles between the British and Americans in the American Revolution
British led by General Sir William Howe
Americans led by General George Washington
British landed on Staten Island on July 3, 1776
British seized New York City
Americans pushed to New Jersey
Ultimately pushed ...

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