Waldo's Diary Entry

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Waldo’s central focus in his diary entry is the struggles the army went through at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. He talks about how the troops are becoming sick, are running out of food, are exhausted, and have very poor living conditions in the harsh cold. According to Albigence Waldo, “Here all is confusion, smoke and cold, hunger and filthiness.” Additionally, he discusses the effects of these harsh conditions on the soldiers. Their situation causes them to become downcast with loss of faith and hope of surviving through the winter. The winter of 1777 at Valley Forge was one of sickness, trials, and gloom for the soldiers fighting in the war.
The demeanor in Waldo’s writing shifts over the course of his entry from being informative
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