Valley Forge

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Valley Forge

The continental army had arrived at Valley Forge on December 19, 1777 after tough battles with the British.The continental army was having problems with getting supplies. Then the winter approached and things got even worse. thing were so horrible that George Washington wrote"that unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place... this Army must inevitably... starve, dissolve, or disperse, in order to obtain subsistence in the best manner they can." So many troops were dying from horrible diseases.So many women helped and took care of those who were sick.They even pitched in and tried to help make clothing that would keep the troops warm.This is one of the hardest things that people went through during the American Revolution. It represents one of the worse hardships people edured.It was the encampment of the Continental Army.

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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3739540/valley_forge_traditional_land_contemporary_vision/

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http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/history/timeline.html
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