“Smoked out of my senses.” The soldiers senses are getting messed up. The way everyone is getting sick; about 2,898 people got sick at Valley Forge in December. Lots of soldiers are getting sick but not as many as in February. Around 3,989 people got sick at valley forge in February. There was way more soldiers sick in February than in December.
Over the past few days we have been learning about the hard, rough times Washington 's army faced at Valley Forge in the winters of 1777 and 1778. Now I ask would you have quit? Yes I would have left Washington in an instance and ran straight back to Virginia or North Carolina anywhere away from there. Here are a few of the many reasons why I would quit. The main reason over all the problems would be that the Continental army was already out numbered but more than half were sick and dying.
It’s spring now and the winter was terrible let me tell you. There were 10 people dying every day from starvation or freezing to death or disease it was terrible. When we were marching there from the last battle we heard that there was going to be food there for 8 months turns out there was only food for 8 days. General Edwin and a bunch of other soldiers and commanders asked if they could leave and George had to let them go he just asked them if they would come back in the Spring ready to go. Hundreds of soldiers deserted valley Forge and went back home to their families.
Leaving Valley Forge The author said , “ Death estimate due to illnesses during Encampment December-Junae is about 1,800 to 2,500” (Document A). They are asking people to leave from valley forge because they know a lot of people could get sick and they could die from that one illness. To many people are dying from illness. Many people have that one illness and they want people to leave because you could get that illness from the person you 're with. The author stated,” Many people fight to get over that illness but can 't and just suffer and die”(Document A).
The civil war took place in the 1800s. Approximately 620,000 people died in this war. Civil war medicine wasn’t very effective because diseases usually spread in reusing equipment. Due to lack of supplies and constant woundings, reusing equipment was required. Many woundings would just lead to amputations.
Valley Forge It is really cold, and there is no supplies. The date is December 18,1777 we are at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the situation is horrible, we have no meat, no clothes, and no medicine, also lots of people are dying because of smallpox and other diseases. Many people are talking about if they are going to re-enlist or not, so the question for everyone is would you re-enlist or not? I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are there is lots of disease, I don 't want to die, and my family needs me. I know it might seem selfish but, I have a lot to live for.
In the fourteenth century, Europe was experiencing famine that was followed by a plague known as the Black Death that affected most parts of the continent (Davis 45). The pandemic led to the loss of almost two-fifths of the European population. Such a situation meant that fewer Europeans were able to give their services as laborers in North America since most of them had passed away, and the remaining were still recovering from the loss of loved ones and caring for the few survivors from the plague who were still ailing and recovering. Evidently, there was a shortage of laborers, and this necessitated the need to look for alternative labor. Factors Leading to Increased Forced Labor Social stratification was partially responsible for forced labor in North America (Davis 30; Chapter2 60).
It 's awful because People are extremely sick, disconnected, out of humor, poor food, hard lodging, cold weather, fatigue, nasty clothes, and so on and so forth. “The Army which has been surprisingly healthy hitherto, now begins to grow sickly from the continental fatigues they have suffered this Campaign” (Document C). This explains all of what i was talking about right here. This saying
I will not re-enlist Valley Forge for the following reasons of death and illness, harsh conditions, and lack of supplies and support. The first reason I will not re-enlist is death and illness. 50% of the soldiers are getting sick out of 8,000 and estimated deaths were 1,800-2,500 (doc A). Even though about 10% of the illnesses actually ended up dying, there are still about 2,200 people, including me, left that are still sick and have a possible chance of dying too. My second
The time at Valley Forge for Soldiers was dreadful and I could say the same for myself. It 's the winter of 1777 two year in the Revolution and things are not look good for General George Washington at Valley Forge. People are dying left and right of sickness like smallpox the cold is getting to some of us. Some soldiers are leaving to go home to their family even going as far to run away from their duties. The question I keep asking myself is, should I go or stay with the rest of my group?
Thomas Paine said in The American Crisis, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” (153). He was right. It is the winter of 1777-1778 in Valley Forge, 18 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and conditions are awful. We have little to no food, there are many diseases such as smallpox and dysentery, and frostbite is taking many limbs. Our doctors are ineffective and nearly blind from smoke.