Valley Forge: The Meaning Of Valley Forge

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It is now May, 1778. The army is preparing to leave Valley Forge and renew hostilities with the British. The suffering we endured in Valley Forge was horrible. We spent the winter season starving, freezing, and dying of diseases. Thousands had no shoes and even clothes. Most had no blankets to keep warm and had to stay up all night to keep warm by the fire. You could see the tracks of blood from people's feet freezing to the ground. The camp had experienced a famine and we went without food for days. I am disappointed in the soldiers who decided to leave camp to go home. I mean, I can understand why they would want to leave. Especially since many had families to provide for, but I believe that this war is one all colonist should have fought

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