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winter encampment. For other uses, see Valley Forge (disambiguation).
American spirits reached a low point during the harsh winter of 1777-78. British
troops had marched triumphantly into Philadelphia the previous autumn.
On this day in History, Washington leads troops into winter quarters at Valley
Forge on Dec 19, 1777. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Under General Washington's command, the Continental Army survives dire
circumstances at Valley Forge.
Though far from ideal, the conditions of the encampment were on par with the Continental soldier's routine privations. Accepted by Washington, von Steuben was put to work designing a training program for the army. Hearing of the British departure from the city, Wash... More »
An eyewitness account of the ordeal of the Continental Army at Valley Forge. ... T
he winter of 1777-8 was the low point of America's struggle for independence.
Even under the most trying conditions, including his army's winter encampments,
Washington remained with his soldiers. The March to Valley Forge by William ...
General Washington probably decided to move his troops to Valley Forge,
because it ... There were also foreign officers who spent the winter in Valley
Jan 22, 2013 ... George Washington warned the Continental Congress about conditions he faced
at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 in a letter dated ...
Kids learn about Valley Forge. The place where George Washington and the
Continental Army spent the winter during the Revolutionary War.