Valley Forge Pros And Cons

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The Patriots were feeling defeated after the first 2 years of war, and the makeshift Pennsylvania winter camp didn 't add to their spirits. Valley Forge was a tough time for the American Army, and many soldiers wanted to quit because of the hardships. If I were a soldier, I would have quit Valley Forge for a multitude of reasons. The living conditions were inadequate, there was a minimal amount of supplies, and illness and death was common in the camp. In essence, the cons of staying at Valley Forge outweighed the Pros. For one, the soldier 's living quarters were lacking in quality in a variety of ways. Each hut had only "one door at the end and no windows" (Background Essay). When the fireplace was lit, smoke was a major
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