At Valley Forge I can smell the stench of the nasty cooking and hear the angry soldiers crying out that there is more meat. Members of the Congress didn’t trust in General Washington. There is a soldier that has worn out shoes, his legs are bare and half naked. Soldiers were healthy but started to grow sick. Deciding not to re-enlist is a choice I made because of the lack of trust, living conditions, illness at Valley Forge.
Valley Forge It is really cold, and there is no supplies. The date is December 18,1777 we are at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the situation is horrible, we have no meat, no clothes, and no medicine, also lots of people are dying because of smallpox and other diseases. Many people are talking about if they are going to re-enlist or not, so the question for everyone is would you re-enlist or not? I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are there is lots of disease, I don 't want to die, and my family needs me. I know it might seem selfish but, I have a lot to live for.
Thankfully, I was able to make it out alive and well, but I was definitely shaken up. However, I think that scared everything out of me, as I got over my fear. As a result, my family and I visit the Eastern State Penitentiary every year, as a tradition. This one scary never-to-be-forgotten night in October, will not come out of my memory anytime
Soldiers that are living at Valley forge are tempted to pack up their things and leave because of the deaths and illnesses spreading through the “camp”. George Washington is the leader and he is urging people to stay and fight, having men say motivational speeches to the people. I would stay and fight at Valley Forge. The deaths and illnesses were never over 50% and the people who got sick only half of them died, I’d rather die for my freedom than die without a cause. Only about 6,887 illness records were recorded out of 20,000 people.
Soldier 's Heart Charley and his soldiers had to face very difficult things they had to through starvation, disease illnesses, dehydrate from filthy water that wasn 't clear. They had got so hungry that they eaten raw pork old bread.They didn 't have warm comfy beds they had to lay on the cold hard ground .They was very worn out they had to fight non stop when they did stop they would run to the tree lines to hide and try to wait for the other soldiers to retreat back to the woods so they can come back out and shoot them. They had to dig holes and they used it as a restroom to keep their areas clean. After the Gettysburg had finished and they had a faithful charge only 47 soldiers were left
Would anyone really want to go back to a place where there is barely any food, the living conditions are horrible, the risk of getting sick so great, and a high probability of dying even without the war beginning? This is the question that many faced during the terrible winters of 1777 and 1778. George Washington’s army was camped at Valley Forge, eighteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the British were camped in warm quarters and ate good and plentiful food. In contrast, American revolutionary soldiers had to battle disease, starvation, and the freezing cold even before they had to fight their enemy. If you were a revolutionary soldier facing these conditions, and your time to re-enlist came up, would you re-enlist or stay on, or would
The Yankees formed us up into a wagon train, planning to take us to City Point. On the way there, I thought about the Union prisons, which is where I was headed. I read from the newspapers that the prisons were filled to their limits with soldiers and most soldiers didn’t even live because they froze to death, had chills and fevers (which killed them), or they starved to death because of the terrible food. I hope what I read was not true because Ma, Sarah and Sam really needed me alive, not dead. To take my mind off of everything that had happened, I started to read my book of psalms out loud.
When we left our village ,we were so proud and exuberant about going to war.We were blinded by the encouragement from all our loved ones, that we didn’t really know what we were getting our selves into. As we got closer to our deaths we soon realized war was not what we hoped it to be, but it was a road to the depths of hell ,and there was no way to turn back. All the lads were scared including my self. Months had gone by, our numbers were decreasing one by one as we moved to the trenches. The smell was revolting,overwhelming,obnoxiouse, men used them as wash rooms, there were rats everywhere scurrying beneath our feat , people had caught diseases like trench foot and it was uncomfortable to rest.
Loud bickering traveled through the wind as the previously generous man demanded the return of his food. Gompo had shared his sampa and butter wishing to lighten his load and now with no food along with freezing weather the regret boiled up in trenches. “Ado [hey]! You better share with me!“ Gompo stomped around the camp saying, “ Please please please” to one person while turning around and demanding from another his reparations “Remember the sampa I shared with you. You owe me.” With only 10 days into the 30-day trek through the Himalayas and with no assurance of a short trip; the incessant petitions were ignored by the 20 odd people in the group.
We should of planted and hrvested long before Winter hit. The Winter of 1609 was brutal and many of the settlers were giving up on the new life. Many had regretted the choices we made. Only 60 of the 214 settlers even survived that horrific season. Many hung onto life; starvation, disease and attacks became a part of daily life for us.
Now, your unit is being surrounded, and it is finally time to surrender. The fact is, there is no other choice. It has been a long, cold winter. The German army rations have not been all that good, but you managed to survive. Spring came late that year, with weeks of cold rainy weather in demolished Europe.