Winter at Valley Forge


The winter at valley forge was one of the toughest battle to win. Lets start from the beginning it all started on December 13 1977. It was a battle the British vs the Contenental army . When about 12,000 people came to valley forge. Valley forge was located 21 miles west of where British-occupied Philadelphia. George Washington the great leader of the battle on valley forge. At only 46 years old he was leading a fierce army. He was a caring leader also a master of strategy attacks. He wanted his troops to be safe and to be able to defend at a moments notice. So they made little huts 16ft in length 14ft wide and 6ft tall. They were made out of local woods and other natural materials. There were over a thousand huts on valley forge. In valley forge there wasn't enough food to feed everyone. So they had to go to drastic measures by eating burnt leaves and dirt for many many days. While the British army paid local farmers in gold or silver to sneak in food to feed their army. The farmers of course would give them food for gold or silver. George Washington had questionable battle tactics. As well questionable leadership. A man of the name Baron Von Steuben came to Valley Forge and made a training program for all of of the soldiers. He taught the soldiers discipline and made them stronger. Since all the time they are in the middle of a battle and are gonna war after the winter. So Valley Forge was just a place where soldiers were at for a very ruthless winter.



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"Starving Soldiers at Valley Forge." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

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