I could feel the rough winds and cold air hit my face. In the winter of 1777, Washington set out to Valley Forge, a place just 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia where the British lay. During this winter, it brought us some life threatening hardships. Would you re-enlist? I will not re-enlist Valley Forge for the following reasons of death and illness, harsh conditions, and lack of supplies and support.
The time at Valley Forge for Soldiers was dreadful and I could say the same for myself. It 's the winter of 1777 two year in the Revolution and things are not look good for General George Washington at Valley Forge. People are dying left and right of sickness like smallpox the cold is getting to some of us. Some soldiers are leaving to go home to their family even going as far to run away from their duties. The question I keep asking myself is, should I go or stay with the rest of my group?
There was way more soldiers sick in February than in December. I do not want to get sick and die is a reason why I am not re-enlisting. No way am I getting sick because the other soldiers are getting sick and not reporting for
Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit? In the winter of 1777 and 1778, George Washington commanded several thousand patriot soldiers to spend the winter at Valley Forge, 18 miles outside of Philadelphia. It was not an easy time for the soldiers. The huts they built were cold and crowded. I can not be in the cold a long time before I want to go inside to get warm..
They slept almost every night in temperatures below thirty degrees, they also slept naked with no blankets. If your body gets too cold you can get hypothermia, which can lead to effected body parts getting amputated or even death. They said during these times they would collect corpses by the hundreds every day, now i see why. "Around the middle fo January, my right foor began to swell from the cold. I could not stand it.
Bruce Chadwick Valley Forge was a disaster because of the lack of supplies and the bungling. Morristown has the elements. It was verbally expressed to be the worst winter in the history of North America . There were 26 snow storms; six of blizzard proportions. It was so algid there in the month of January on all but two days, the temperature was below freezing.
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
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.
My sod house requires regular maintenance, and has taken a lot of damage during the rainy weather this season. Hundreds of Mormons have perished during these past few months at Winter Quarters. I feel sorrow for families who have lost their loved ones during this devastating time. My neighbor Don has grown extremely ill while at Winter Quarters. I heard from one of his wives today that his skin is yellow.
Leaving Valley Forge The author said , “ Death estimate due to illnesses during Encampment December-Junae is about 1,800 to 2,500” (Document A). They are asking people to leave from valley forge because they know a lot of people could get sick and they could die from that one illness. To many people are dying from illness. Many people have that one illness and they want people to leave because you could get that illness from the person you 're with. The author stated,” Many people fight to get over that illness but can 't and just suffer and die”(Document A).
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.
The crazy part of the war is that people went and made the same mistake over and over again. I can just imagine the pain and sadness people go threw. Reading this article made my eyes watery because I can imagine myself sending soldiers to kill and be killed. Also having your mother and your four siblings dead, you would never forget the pain. I would like to know
He missed his mother, after all he had the shortest amount of time with her and he was jealous. He despised his grandfather, and eventually killed him creating the stars, sun, moon, sky, and clouds out of his body. Silas created Days, Months, and Years so he could keep track of how everything was going with his true love. As it got closer to the date of her death, it go colder and nature would lash out and Silas would cry creating rain and snow. So the children named the last month, the month she died in, after her.
Our doctors are ineffective and nearly blind from smoke. Many of my fellow soldiers are not re-enlisting when the end of their nine months comes. The question for those of us left is, are we going to be like those men and quit, or will we re-enlist to fight? My initial enlistment ends on March 1. I must decide whether I will re-enlist or not re-enlist.