I’m standing in the center of our camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The British are 20 miles away in Philadelphia. Men surround me, shivering, starving, and covered in their own vomit. I know I do not want to be a part of this madness. The winter of 1777-1778 has been rough enough already.
During the winters of 1777 and 1778, there was freezing weather and a couple thousand of sick soldiers and dead soldiers (Busch, 147). Many soldiers are not re-enlisting or are deserting before their nine-month re-enlistment has ended. General Washington, desperate to keep an army together to fight the war against Britain has asked us soldiers look into our hearts and ask ourselves the following question: Will you quit? To quit would be to not re-enlist. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are high chances of illness, horrible lodging and weather, and sparse food and clothing.
Around five hundred thousand people went on it, and their calamities still be sensed. The people on the Oregon Trail faced the most hardships due to the weather, loss of resources, and diseases. To begin with, the people on the Oregon Trail faced the most difficulties because of the weather. First off, even the most common weather had drastic impacts on their journey. Including rain, which was difficult because, “there was no shelter on open plains and covered wagons leaked” (Lemke).
1 Diseases Today I want to tell you about the diseases in World War one. Many of those diseases led to the dead of the soldiers because they had little knowledge and medicine. The conditions in the trenches were horrible. Little foot and fresh water, living in wet trenches, no medical care were the cause of those diseases: Trench foot, trench fever, gas, trench mouth, venereal diseases...Soldiers were sick, hungry and were exposure to the elements of nature. World War one was a really bloody affair.
One reason I am choosing to leave is that there is too much sickness. I have a very large of dying from the sicknesses getting passed around. I overheard General George Washington say that around 3,989 soldiers have gotten sick by February (Busch 147). And that 2,500 deaths have come from sickness (Busch 147). Frostbite and Smallpox have played a big part here at Valley Forge.
He lets this Captain know that the doctor told him he was not fit for military service. He also mentions how he thinks he 's not strong enough, but will try to get into service in a couple weeks if he gets a bit stronger. This letter lets me know that for the civil war you had to be tough in a way. If you weren 't strong enough there was no way you would make it. 2.)
Leaving Valley Forge Valley forge was a camp in the winter with bad conditions that made a lot of soldiers sick, George Washington trained the remaining soldiers. People staying will end up sick or dead. In the document Estimate of Illness and death (Document A) it shows the estimate or people dying from December 1777 - February 1778. It says in December - June there were 1800 to 2500 illnesses. Since they were not in the best conditions there were more deaths.
There was famine; many died of hunger. They no longer drank good, pure water, but the water they drank was salty.” European records also took note of the famine and despair that they had caused, “We soldiers could scarcely get about the streets because of the Indians who were sick from hunger, pestilence and smallpox.” It was this quarantine of the city, along with the block-by-block destruction of houses that helped lead the Spanish to the capture of the city only three months after the siege
Looks like the grim reaper had other plans. Many colonists died in Jamestown, Virginia due to lack of fresh water amestown colonists experienced a drought in the first few years before the indians helped them, (Document B). They experienced drought from about 1561-1576,(Document B)This statement proves they had drought (which means lack of water). Settlers in Jamestown called winter the “starving time” because so many died due to
The most inhumane thing about diseases is that humans spread them to each other. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie mourns for himself every morning because of the horrible disease that has taken over his body (Albom 56). Morrie’s disease has caused almost all of his physical capabilities cease to exist. This disease caused Morrie to lose some of his humanity. In Night, Jews being held in concentration camps were constantly catching diseases.
For the next 72 hours, they were on stand-down. Most of the time they spent with Meatwagon who will recover quickly. They will ship him out, but he’ll be back on the line in thirty days. They hoped no replacement would come in. Getting used to new blood in the field is dangerous.
The question “Would you Re- Enlist” is significant because it shows who will stand for America or back down. I will stand with America for all my life if I need to. Why is it important to ask whether a soldier at Valley Forge should have Re- Enlisted? Well it’s important because it gets you thinking about the hardships and good parts of Valley Forge. But you should always be in a well hearted attitude because if you say you are going to die you might die.
A six-month examination by The Times found that the rescuers ' ability to save themselves and others was hobbled by technical difficulties, a history of tribal feuding and management lapses that have been part of the emergency response culture in New York City and other regions for years. The other flaws in their plan were lapses in leadership and coordination and a lack of proper planning and training and lack of emergency resources (ambulances). Due to lack of coordination, the Fire Department could not account for the number of fighters that were sent into the towers, and where they died. The Emergency Medical Service said they only had ambulances for 400 calls while the chief of the Port Authority police said the region 's bridges, tunnels, and ports were drained of