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Updated: 9/15/2021
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  • The Winter at Valley Forge (1777)
  • George Washington's Quarters
  • Soldiers Quarters
  • Washington's men were half-naked in the cold and were suffering from small pox in the winter
  • Problems Faced by the Soldiers #1
  • Washingtons men began to build over 2000 log cabins
  • Problems Faced by the Soldiers #2
  • These log cabins usually took a week to build, they were erected using lumber from the region's abundant forests
  • Training with Baron Fredrick von Steuben
  • Washington's men were half-naked and supplies and provisions were scarce, but available.
  • soldiers made due with substances meals such as firecake, a mixture of water and flower.
  • von Steuben introduced a system of progressive training for recruits which educated them in the basics of soldiering.