Valley Forge DBQ Essay

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Soldiers that are living at Valley forge are tempted to pack up their things and leave because of the deaths and illnesses spreading through the “camp”. George Washington is the leader and he is urging people to stay and fight, having men say motivational speeches to the people. I would stay and fight at Valley Forge. The deaths and illnesses were never over 50% and the people who got sick only half of them died, I’d rather die for my freedom than die without a cause. Only about 6,887 illness records were recorded out of 20,000 people. From December to June it is estimated that about 1800 to 2500 people died (document a). In Dr. Waldo’s diary it says that even though it was a hard and miserable 9 months, everyone was still cheerful and

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