Valley Forge

Valley Forge

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Very Historical

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  • I need to get you all to a safe place to stay for the winter
  • I need to get you all to a safe place to stay for the winter
  • They chose valley forge because it could be easily defended from British attacks. It was 20 miles away from the British controlled city of Philadelphia and was close enough to apply pressure on them. It also had a dense forest next to it so they could use the trees to build shelter for the upcoming winter.
  • After the battle of White Marsh General George Washington wanted to find a better place to set up camp than White Marsh, that could be easily defended from British attacks , to stay for winter and he found that place at Valley Forge.
  • The army stayed at Valley Forge for the winter of 1777-1778 and that is where outside countries started to help the patriot cause like Germany and France. Also throughout that time they were trained by Freiherr Von Steuben.
  • George Washington would send a group of scavengers to go hunt for food to feed all the soldiers he had, but as time went on less food was found and people started to starve.
  • As time went on more and more soldiers began to die at the end of the armies time at Valley Forge 2,500 lives were claimed by starvation, malnutrition, disease, and exposure to cold.
  • After they left Valley Forge the army went to regain philidelphia from the British and took it with ease after all the t.raining and hardship they endured at Valley Forge
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