Commander of the Continental Army, George Washington moves his troops to the winter head quarters at Valley Forge. This was to keep a close eye on British troops who had occupied Philadelphia.
Letter to Layfayette
I need to help him!
Washington's troops were very low on basic necessities such as food and their moral was down. They were essentially immobilized and the outcome of the American Revolution was looking bleaker than ever.
Replenishment of their Moral
While Washington and his troops remained stagnant in Valley Forge they had begun to doubt his leadership skills. Rumors of wanting to replace him had become more apparent and word soon reached back to George Washington.
Leaving Valley Forge
As George Washington learned of what Congress was saying about him, he wrote a letter to Marquis de Lafayette. In the letter he wrote about how he is honored to lead the Continental Army, even after being ignored by Congress.
Although there were rough times at Valley Forge, George Washington kept his men intact and logical due to his keen leadership. While at Valley Forge Washington trained his men in new combat maneuvers and drill systems for when they would go against the British in Philadelphia.
After a brutal winter, George Washington and his troop left Valley Forge in March 1778. After much training and terrible conditions in the winter quarters, Washington and his men were ready to face the British.