On December 19, 1777, General George Washington, the Commander of the U.S. Continental Army led the troops to Valley Forge in Pennsylvania for a few different reasons. One of the reasons he chose Valley Forge was because it was close
Valley Forge is where George Washington spent the winter with his colonial troops. It was a cold and painful winter, but the soldiers that survived in camp gained much needed training. This training was a valuable asset to the colonists. If I had been a soldier at Valley Forge I would have stayed there. For example in the Estimates of Illness and Deaths at Valley Forge(Doc A) it states that only 1,800 people died in the camp. This is only a ten percent of the population at the camp, which was 12,000. This means that you have a small chance of dying if you lived there. Another example is in The American Crisis(Doc D) it states that if you leave now you will increase the odds of us losing and increase chance of Britain winning. What this means
On the twelfth month,, Washington marched his exhausted, beaten, starving and sick army to valley forge, a place about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, which was occupied by the british. From Valley Forge, Washington could look over General Howe's British army staying in Philadelphia.
December 1777-June 1778. Valley Forge-Washington’s winter camp. Washington and the Continental Army. Valley Forge was a difficult place to live at. Some Patriots are staying but others are leaving. I would stay at Valley Forge because only 15% of people died, there is help on it's way, and the journal entry from Dr.Albigence Waldo a connecticut surgeon.
Valley Forge was a winter camp 18 miles away from Philadelphia, where George Washington took his troops during 1777 and 1778. The British army is comfortable in Philadelphia, while Valley Forge has harsh conditions with the cold weather and the lack of supplies. I will not reenlist when my 9-month enlistment is over. I will not reenlist for these reasons, diseases, lack supplies, and cold weather and smoky air.
Through December 1777 to June 1778, George Washington led the Continental Army through winter camp. The Continental Army was an army of Patriot soldiers who fought against Britain. The Patriots hated Britain for their taxes and laws. So they went off to war. There was just one problem, they did not know how bad the conditions were going to be. In the winter, Washington took his troops to Valley Forge, which was 18 miles from Philadelphia. At this time, Valley Forge was a difficult place to live for the Patriots. It was a struggle but if I were a Patriot in Valley Forge fighting for Washington’s Army, I wouldn’t quit. I won’t quit for three big reasons; yes I know there were a lot of sick soldiers but not as much as dying soldiers, another thing is the conditions were horrible, but there were many brave soldiers who stuck with it, and stayed with Washington, lastly I do not want to be a “summer soldier” because freedom is valuable so it is worth fighting for.
In the book of His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis, the author introduces Washington, the Father of the United States, in a fresh portrait focused on the characters of Washington. This book is an impressive biography of Washington's remarkable dedication to the United States history. According to the author, George Washington is an omnipresent figure as he was growing up, described as the man in the moon who was aloof and silent. This book focuses on Washington's wartime service which became some of his major contributions to the United States, rather than merely telling the true story of Washington, its main thesis is focusing on analyzing his contributions and how his governorship had affected the American history.
The Battle of Trenton was a significant battle in the American Revolution. The reason for this is General George Washington decided that on December 25, 1776 he and his men would cross the Delaware River and attack the Hessians. Washington tricked and trapped the Hessians by attacking them from behind. Since the battle lasted less than an hour, Washington and his army defeated the Hessians. These are some key points on why the Battle of Trenton was so significant.
On 17 Oct 1777, the colonist victory at Saratoga was a morale boost for the colonial army and a blow to the ego of the English. Early 1781 most of the war in northern colonies had grown stagnant. General George Washington and General Sir Henry Clinton were at a stale mate in New York. The war in the south became the strategic point of attack for the British. With Cornwallis having major victories in key southern towns such as Savannah and Charleston, British forces were on the rise and pushing north. Cornwallis continued to push north chasing the southern colonial army with Nathaniel Greene in command. Greene found success by never attacking Cornwallis’s full force, but by small units and gorilla style warfare. Always staying a step ahead by being a lighter moving and staying unpredictable with his movements, Greene finally lost Cornwallis on the Dan River in Virginia. The colonial army crossed the river by sending a scout
The odds for the Patriot armies in Albany improved greatly with the British loss of both of these force. The Continental army had also gained some troops, as said by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, “From the sporadic reinforcements of arriving militia units, the Americans were finally strong enough to face the advancing British.” The Continental Army then build defenses at Bemis Heights. The Worcester article continues, “Upon completion of the defenses, Gates ' entrenched army awaited the actions of the British. An effective outpost reporting system monitored the movement of the British expedition, keeping Gates informed of the actions of the enemy.” The first battle occurred on September 19, 1777. The British, upon beginning the first battle, “advanced on the American army… in three columns, one by the river under the German Colonel Riedesel, the main force in the center commanded by Burgoyne and the third, commanded by Brigadier Fraser making a wide outflanking detour to the American left. The aim of the British was to take the unfortified hill to the West of the American positions on Bemis Heights,” (British Battles). The fighting began near the farm of John Freeman, between American troops and the center British Column. With nightfall coming, General Burgoyne sent 500 German troops from the river to the British central column. Seeing these men coming, the Americans retreated to their defenses. The British controlled the ground for the time being, and the battle would pause for several days as Burgoyne waited for news from General Clinton. He received word that Clinton was heading up the Valley, but the troops weren’t come. Howe had ordered the force to reinforce him at Philadelphia. General Burgoyne decided to continue with his attack. On the 7th of October “he sent out a 1500-man ‘reconnaissance-in-force’ with several cannons to probe and bombard the American left [flank],” (National Park Service). The American Army, combined with nearby militias, far
George Washington 's journey through the French and Indian war began only right before the war. At the point when George Washington was sent to the Ohio Valley, he was only twenty-one years old, and went to confront the French, ascending in numbers in that specific district. He was sent there because at that location, the Ohio River was connected to the Mississippi River, and was an integral part to trade. There were reports of French troopers
One of the tours is called the Atlantic experience which is 19 dollars a person and includes, exploring the grounds of the Fort, a trip on the ferry around the harbor, and learning what happened during the war. When the tour is over you can grab a bite to eat at the snack bar or go buy souvenirs at the bookstore! If you think your kids will get bored, they have something called the National Park Service Flat Ranger. Which means they can explore different times of conflict in our history. These periods encompass the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. South Carolina and Fort Sumter go so well together. You need to see all of it.
Brave, have no fear of someone or something. American soldiers represent bravery. The huts of the soldiers were very long and wide. The fireplace was in acceptable condition. No beds in the huts just straw and mud. I have decided to re-enlist because of inspiration, help from congressmen, and conditions are somewhat good.
I participated in the Boston Tea Party and little did I know that in four years I would be freezing at Valley Forge. In 1777, Washington and his soldiers arrived at Valley Forge. The Declaration of Independence helped the Revolutionary War start. In October of 1777, Washington was unable to stop the British from marching into the national capital of Philadelphia. Scarlet fever, is where the girls fall for the British soldiers and their red coats.
The American Revolution was a period of anxiety and conflict between Great Britain and the American colonists. The fight for independence began as a riotous battle occurred at Lexington and Concord, located in Massachusetts. Surprisingly, the American colonists were prosperous in many of the battles during the time of war. The war had lasted for eight years, and officially ended when a treaty was signed by Great Britain. In turn, the Americans earned independence and a lot of rights that other countries did not have. The American colonists had a large defiance in their hands, due to the fact that the British were extremely robust. Whereas the British had a very successful army and won the majority of their wars, the