If I were in Valley Forge and I was going through this and had to deal with it
knows what day or month I was born in. My full name is Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Y Lujan. I was born in Salamanca Spain. Growing up I did not have an education. I taught myself to read and write. I did not have other jobs when I was little like most kids. Most of my life I lived in Spain. I lived with my mother, father, and no siblings. I was the only kid, In my older ages I Became an explore. On a mission I was In the americas. I found what is now called the Grand Canyon. There is nothing for people to remember me except for the Grand Canyon. When I got back from A mission I died from infectious disease.
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.” This shows that the camp lacks in both food and clothes which causes the soldiers to freeze and starve from hunger and lack of clothes to keep them warm. There is constantly a lack of food in the camp and when there is food is it very nasty tasting food. How can I know that after we are done at this camp I will get the supplies I need to survive if I didn’t get them now? I will quit because of the lack of supplies for soldiers at Camp Forge.
Imagine living in a refugee camp. Every day you work really hard trying to get a job, and provide for your family, but to no avail. Every night you are extremely tired, but have a hard time sleeping because it is freezing cold. You wake up again, and go through this cycle of trying to get a job, house, and sleep. Hoovervilles are very similar to refugee camps. They are crowded, dirty, miserable, and they are places where the homeless gather to build temporary homes.
“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change,” Bret Harte’s life can be described with these eleven words, he lived a life full of ups and downs while cementing his status as an important author in American history. Harte main works came in the realism period where works focused on how life really was and didn 't try to romanticize life. Moving to California during the end period of the gold rush and starting to write during the realist period shaped Harte 's writing into what it would later become.
There were many appalling prison camps during the Civil War, but the most infamous was Andersonville. A shocking 13,000 people died in this camp(Bartels). Andersonville was run from February of 1864 until April of 1865. When the North found out about what happened at Andersonville, people were outraged. They wanted justice, and so the man running the camp, Henry Wirz, was tried and hanged for war crimes(Kohn). By the end, any prisoner who was not too ill to move was taken from the prison(Holst). Thousands prisoners died at Andersonville because of overpopulation, bad conditions, and the South not improving conditions.
There are so many soldiers getting sick with smallpox (Root) and other illnesses, there is a high chance I will get sick too. I overheard General Washington speaking to one of the surgeons concerning the health of our troop. 49% of all of the soldiers are sick. 1800 to 2500 of these die (Busch, 147) including one of my dear childhood friends that came with me to fight the war. I walk by my fellow soldiers and cringe at the sight of some with missing toes or worse (Powell, 149). If I die in our winter camp, won’t it have been in vain? I came here to fight a war for independence from Britain and a country of our own where we can make the laws and taxes, not to die from the bitter cold of our living
It may surprise you that during World War ll (WWll), here in America, we also had Prisoner of War (POW) camps. What might be even more surprising is that there were even a few here in the state of Nebraska. There were many POW camps in Nebraska, but who would have guessed there would be a camp in Atlanta, Nebraska, a little town of one hundred thirty-one people. The thousands of prisoners held in Nebraska, the design of the Camp Atlanta, and last but not least, what the conditions were like inside the camp are three of the main points to discuss.
The Civil War prison camps were very important in the Civil War because they were responsible for claiming thousands of lives from both sides. What were these prison camps used in the Civil War? They were places where each side would keep most of their Prisoners of War, or more commonly known as P.O.W.’s, incarcerated. The camps were usually coastal fortifications, old buildings, existing jails, or barracks enclosed with high fences. Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%. There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War. (National Geographic Society)
We can’t leave. The beds hurt to sleep on. We sleep for 4 hours. I wake up for my first full day at camp. Breakfast is just as bad as dinner. All we got is bread and coffee. The same stuff repeats and new prisoners come every
The war the colonists had been fighting against Britain has gone to a slow; they were waiting for winter to be over to fight in the warm rays of the sun in summer. They stayed in a camp in called,”Valley Forge” Most soldiers left because of the bad treating and don’t know what to do. The ones that stayed got sick or died. Quitting Valley Forge for most wasn’t much of a thought of leaving or staying. Most left because of sickness and death that swept throughout the camp of valley forge. About fifty percent of the camp got sick from disease and the extreme weather they had to face throughout the winter. The death from the sickness and other causes caused the camp to lose more than twenty five percent of the soldiers they had(Document A the chart
Andersonville, or Camp Sumter, stands out as the worst of the prisoner-of-war camps on either side in the American Civil War. The pressures on the South during the American Civil War created an environment in Andersonville that resulted in a large number of deaths. Prisoners were decimated by disease, dehydration, starvation, overpopulation, and execution during the fourteen months of Andersonville’s existence.
In Jamestown, Virginia 110 people came from England in the spring of 1607 looking to make money off of gold that was rumored to be there. On their way settlers drifted North leading to a colder winter than expected which gave them a very hard time. By the time it was December there were only 40 people left. Many of the Colonists died because of the diseases caused by pollution in their water, unreliable food sources, and a bad drought that got explorers off on the wrong foot. The year of 1607 was not a good year for colonists to start fresh in Jamestown, Virginia.
World War II was appalling, but it’s a big part in today’s history. Prisoners of war (POW) camps were in many countries that were involved in the war. Japanese POW camps were particularly gruesome, nearly all the prisoners suffered, whether it was from starvation, illness or torture.
(MIP-4) Suzanne Fisher Staples uses real world conditions of the camps to show how Najmah 's life is affected by the war. (SIP-A) The camps in Peshawar and Torkhum that Najmah stayed at offered tents but they were usually old and barely suitable to live in. (STEWE-1) When Najmah arrives at the refugee camp in Peshawar she notices that the tents “ have skin peeling from them the way skin peels when it 's been too long exposed to the sun.” (Staples 185). Najmah also noticed “are covered with tattered plastic bags from the bazaar, stitched to the tents to keep the rain out” (Staples 186). Due to the many people coming into the refugee camps, the camps have to assign tents that have been used by other people before for long periods of