Valley Forge was the military camp in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately
20 miles (30 ... Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania was not the best place to set up winter
camp for the Continental Army as it w...
With the onset of the bitter winter cold, the Continental Army under General
George Washington, still in the field, enters its winter camp at Valley Forge, 22
During the winter of 1777 to 1778, Washington camped with his troops at ... The
army's camp sat high on a plateau at the top of a series of hills that protected it.
Washington at Valley Forge. ... American spirits reached a low point during the
harsh winter of 1777-78. ... grew privately disgusted at the lack of commitment of
his so-called patriot fighters. ... or other kind of flesh, for the use of this army, to be
at camp in the course of a ... George Washington, letter to George Clinton (Feb.
Valley Forge is often called the birthplace of the American Army. ... George
Washington chose to make the winter camp at Valley Forge for several reasons.
WINTER So Washington's challenge is to keep his volunteer, untrained, and
often ... And then the worst the worst smallpox outbreak in US history hits his
Jun 18, 2016 ... To oppose them, General George Washington marched his 12,000-man army
from New Jersey. ... type of winter campaign aimed at dislodging the British from
the capital ... While the soldiers who entered camp on December 19, 1777, were
... by enlisting in the regiments of the states they now called home.
Weather historians agree that the Morristown winter of 1779-1780 was the worst
winter of the ... For most of the soldiers at Valley Forge it was their first winter
camp with the army. ... What happened to the original huts? ... 30 Washington
BACKGROUND: In late November of 1779, General George Washington decided
that the Continental Army would return to a familiar location for winter camp.
The autumn and winter of 1778-79 was a transitional period in the American ...
the army's dispersal from its camp at Fredericksburg, N.Y., to winter cantonments