According to Document C, “There comes a soldier, his bare feet are seen thro’ his worn out shoes, his legs nearly naked from the tattered remains of an only pair of stockings.” This shows that the soldiers barely have clothes. How can someone in the army continue to get stronger and fight more if they barely have clothes in the freezing temperatures of winter? Also, according to Document C, “I can’t endure it-Why are we went here to starve and freeze.”
The hospitals still had not discovered the importances of sanitation and hygiene. The lack of water and time meant that they did not wash their hands or their instruments after usage and surgery. Knives covered in blood were used as scalpels and doctors wore pus stained clothes, because of this sepsis or pyemia, pus in the blood, was very common and very
There are many rumors that spread around the town. A rumor about Boo Radley started and spread quick, ¨... Boo drove the scissors into his parents leg…,¨ as he was sitting in his house cutting up newspaper for his book (Lee 13). Boo never goes outside so no one has ever spoken to him, no one knows if this actually happened. They also assume Boo is not the greatest person because, ¨… darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it.
As cannon balls flew threw the sky, I knew I had to save my country. My family heard about our glory, that we won Trenton. I have decided to re-enlist for three reasons which are family, glory and freedom. These three reasons are very important, especially for us soldiers.
+++++++++++++++++++++ Mini-question #2: How did Benjamin Franklin influence the American Revolution? Quote from source 1: “When he learned how strongly the people back home felt about the Stamp Act, he went before Parliament to testify against it. He talked for a whole day and convinced the House of Commons that the Stamp Act was not really good for England.”
Just because I am not re-enlisting, it does not mean that I have lost all hope for the Continental Army. They still can win the war, even if all they are is just a group of barely trained farmers. The soldiers in Washington’s army are dedicated. They believe that they have a chance at winning.
Tenement life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s was very difficult, it could even be called somewhat dangerous. Tenements were usually very small living spaces that contained no more than 2 rooms. Most rooms had 2 or no windows at all, the buildings were also built very close together on narrow streets. Some tenements had little ventilation, there was no central heating or air conditioning so the tenements were very hot during the summer and very cold during the winter. Tenements were not the safest place for a person to live because living conditions were very poor.
Thousands of prisoners died from starvation, cold or exhaustion. The marches were usually held in winter, and prisoners had to walk miles with little rest while SS guards swapped groups to rest. Any prisoners that fell or lagged behind were shot and left on the road. The prisoners scooped up snow to drink, and were given little food throughout the march. They could not save the food to make it last longer and had to eat it at once for fear of other stronger captives stealing it (Ancona-Vincent).
Waldo’s central focus in his diary entry is the struggles the army went through at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. He talks about how the troops are becoming sick, are running out of food, are exhausted, and have very poor living conditions in the harsh cold. According to Albigence Waldo, “Here all is confusion, smoke and cold, hunger and filthiness.” Additionally, he discusses the effects of these harsh conditions on the soldiers. Their situation causes them to become downcast with loss of faith and hope of surviving through the winter.
Is skipping that ten-minute drive to the shelter really worth putting a pet in that bad of a situation? These animals are starving, dehydrated, lonely, and sometimes even injured or hunted by another animal that wants to eat them. A quote on Pinterest says,”Life on a chain is no life at all. If you don’t want them in your home, you shouldn't have them.”
The soldiers also slept in small canvas that was weak and didn 't, provide any protection from the snow. This resulted in them having diarrhea, dysentery, and fevers. With so many sicknesses going around about 2,000 out of 12,000 people died. George Washington tried to encourage the farmers to sell some of their food to the soldiers because they were short on supplies. He even gave out flyers of lists of
Sickness hangs heavy in the air with the stench of death. Soldiers walk by me in tattered clothes, some missing shoes and toes. As I lay on the ground of my hut, trying to sleep, that another poor soldier had to build, I shiver and huddle in a ball to try to keep my body heat toward me in an attempt to keep me somewhat warm. The Continental Army made their winter camp in a town called Valley Forge, located eighteen miles out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the winters of 1777 and 1778, there was freezing weather and a couple thousand of sick soldiers and dead soldiers (Busch, 147).
During the jamestown period, there was seldom food to be found anywhere, which led the colony to acquire aid from the Native Americans. The Jamestown population would then slowly decrease due to disease, famine, and attacks from Natives. The one tribulation however that destroyed jamestown, was “starving time.” This period of starvation swept jamestown in the winter, which led most colonists to die, abandon their settlements, and/or return to England. Climate and war were but two common ordeals the colonists had to face traveling to America.
The Battle of Trenton was one of the battles that was a major turning point in the result of the war. The American colonists were forced to move out of New York City and off to somewhere else. The British had reclaimed the city. On December 26, 1776, Washington had made a plan to attack, knowing it was Christmas. He knew the British would be celebrating by drinking loads of alcohol, which triggered them to get drunk.