The Winter of Red Snow


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  • Is it alright if you do laundry for the army?
  • Abigail's brother John was born. Everyone was happy but also worried because six brothers before him did not survive a winter.
  • Hi Mrs.Washington,can we help you with the cake?
  • Oh of course you can.
  • George Washington and his troops arrived in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Abigail and her family heard the drums and the girls ran outside because they wanted to see the soldiers but they could not stay long it was very cold.
  • The rest of your hair is going to go to Patriots for wigs.
  • General Washington needed the help of the people of Valley Forge. His men were hungry, cold, and getting sick. Abigail, her mom, and her sisters Sally and Elisabeth cleaned their shirts and made coats for them.
  • Come on troops lets move out.
  • When the girls delivered the clean shirts they got to meet Mrs. Washington. She was very nice to the girls. She even saved them a piece of Mr. Washington's birthday cake. This is when the girls became friends with her and she eventually she invites them to go visit the soldiers and help her deliver food, blankets, and clothes to the headquarters.
  • While Abigail and Lucy were in Philadelphia checking in on their family the girls went to a wig shop next door to their Aunt Hannie's home. When Abigail wasn't paying attention Lucy allowed someone to cut her hair off for nine shillings.
  • June 19, 1778 the army is leaving Valley Forge because the British left Philadelphia. General Washington and Baron von Steuben are leading the men out. The people of Valley Forge will begin to clean-uo and move forward from the long winter they experienced.
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