Valley Forge Would You Have Quit

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Valley Forge: Would you have quit? During the winter of 1777 - 1778 the Patriots were in Valley Forge. Tons of soldiers suffered from disease, starvation, and frostbite. Most of them even died. The conditions were horrible for the soldiers and they were dying out. So would I have quit? I probably would have quit at Valley Forge. By December of 1777, there around 12,000 soldiers left in the Continental Army. By February of 1778, there were only 8,000 soldiers left. That means that over 4,000 soldiers either died or quit at Valley Forge. I wouldn 't want to stay there if that many people were dying and getting sick. During their encampment, through the months of December -June between 1800 to 2500 soldiers had died from an illness. If that
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